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Ezekiel Ansah

26-Year-Old Defensive End – Detroit Lions

2015 Defensive Stats

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47

Sacks

14.5

Int

0

FF

4

TD

0

2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Ansah might be a boom-or-bust option this season. Even though he played 16 games last year, toe, knee and shoulder injuries nagged him, likely limiting both his play count and his effectiveness. He st...

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2015 ADP:  145.41

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 278   DOB: 5/29/1989  College: Brigham Young  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ezekiel Ansah Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $18.59 million contract with the Lions in May of 2013.

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Ansah's fifth-year contract option has been exercised by the Lions, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Ezekiel Ansah NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2013 24 Det 14 32 19 13 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 Det 16 49 37 12 7.5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 Det 16 47 39 8 14.5 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ezekiel Ansah – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End
  1. Ezekiel Ansah
Detroit Lions

Snap Count Stats

659

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Ezekiel Ansah was on the field for 659 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

67

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Ezekiel Ansah was on the field for 67 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 502 6
2014 664 4
2015 659 67
Ezekiel Ansah 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @SD 53 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Min 48 5 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Den 35 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Sea 24 1 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 Ari 30 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Chi 58 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 Min 47 6 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 @KC 36 7 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @GB 58 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Oak 38 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Phi 30 2 4 3 1 3.5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 GB 39 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @StL 37 6 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @NO 47 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 SF 41 4 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Chi 38 2 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Ezekiel Ansah  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   278 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.63 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.26 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   7.11 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   35.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   118 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   21 reps
WEAK
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Ezekiel Ansah: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ansah recorded three tackles (including a sack), a pass defensed, and three quarterback hits in Sunday's win over Chicago.

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Ansah (illness) will return to Monday's game against the Saints, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports.

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Ansah is questionable to return to Monday's game at New Orleans due to an illness, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

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Ansah (hamstring/elbow) is listed as active Sunday in St. Louis, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

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Ansah (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in St. Louis.

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Ansah (hamstring/elbow) was again limited in practice Thursday, the Lions' official site reports.

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Ansah tallied three tackles, two tackles for a loss and a sack in Thursday's loss to Green Bay.

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Ansah tallied four tackles, 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Thursday's win over Philadelphia.

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Ansah registered a sack in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

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Ansah recorded four tackles and a sack in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

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Ansah tallied four tackles, a sack and three quarterback hits in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.

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Ansah (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday versus the Cardinals, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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2015

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2014

If Quinn and Jones were the big breakout IDP linemen of 2013, then Ansah is among the best bets to play the breakout role in 2014. The fifth overall pick of the 2013 draft, Ansah arrived in the NFL high on talent but low on experience after playing extensively for just one year at BYU. Even in his relatively raw state, Ansah made an immediate impact, posting 32 tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles on just 502 snaps. He ought to play at least 900 snaps in 2014, meaning he'd project to roughly 58 tackles and 14.5 sacks if he produces at the same level of efficiency. There is some durability concern with Ansah as he heads into his second season after suffering a shoulder injury in December. He underwent surgery in February and the exact nature of his prognosis is unknown as of press time. All that's known is that coach Jim Caldwell said he thinks Ansah will "be ready to go when it's time to kick it off in the fall. A pessimist would find it very concerning, with good reason, that the coach neglected to address training camp participation and merely 'thinks' Ansah will be ready for Week 1. Ansah's prospective owners must follow up on his health.

2013

It certainly takes a leap of faith to put Ansah this high as a rookie, ahead of several players who have already accomplished the tall task of reaching double-digit sacks in the NFL. But between his raw talent and the likely full-time role that awaits him on a Detroit depth chart with almost no defensive end talent, Ansah should pile up cheap stats at the very least in 2013. The fifth overall pick has 4.63 speed on a 6-5, 271-pound frame and possesses an enormous wingspan with 35 1/8-inch arms. Players like Willie Young and Ronnell Lewis are not exactly intimidating competition for playing time, so Ansah should get all the work he can handle. With Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley drawing double-teams on the inside, moreover, Ansah should see single blocking most of the time. Like Aldon Smith coming out of Missouri, Ansah should be advanced in his hand-placement, thanks to spending much of his time at BYU playing in heavy traffic at defensive tackle.