Mocking: Ziggy Ansah

April 9th, 2013

When the Bucs let banged up defensive end Michael Bennett walk away, the move, though smart, left the Bucs thin up front. And vulnerable.

So Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik is putting much faith in oft-injured Da’Quan Bowers to put in a full season healthy at left end? That may be a gamble. That’s not even factoring in whether Adrian Clayborn can fully recover from an ugly knee injury (before you type it, not every NFL player is Adrian Peterson).

Oh, and Roy Miller is gone, too. The Bucs’ defensive line, not exactly reminiscent of the Fearsome Foursome, is now razor thin.

That’s why Joe will not be shocked at all if the Bucs pick a defensive lineman at No. 13.

Bucky Brooks of thinks the same way. In his recent mock draft, he has the Bucs selecting BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah.

Ansah would be a hell of an addition, and in Joe’s mind Ansah would immediately give the Bucs a feared pass rush. Ansah is a rare cat. He has size, he has speed, his arms are crazy long. He could be the next Too Tall Jones.

Oh, and give the Bucs some depth up front as well.

16 Responses to “Mocking: Ziggy Ansah”

  1. Celly Says:

    No problem with this pick. Only 2 questions, though:

    1. Can he play the tilted NT position?
    2. I know this is just a mock, but will he even be available (in real life) when we pick?

    Go Bucs!!!

  2. Buc Wilder Says:

    Man, this guy could be great- with the emphasis on could. I thought we had moved passed the days of drafting high for potential and not proof. Zeke shows tremendous upside, but has limited football experience (similar to Margus). I would like to think that we would look at players with extensive experience and proven abilities seeing as we are still a relatively young and inexperienced team. What happened to looking at Team Captains and First Team Conference players. Not knocking him- just don’t want boom or bust with top picks

  3. Sunny Says:

    1 don’t think he will fall to us
    2 rather have a Dt than a DE
    3 star is the way to go. . . He’s name is star how can u go wrong

  4. Sunny Says:

    Plus if we have to DE I like Werner

  5. stevek Says:


    Ansah will be running in off the end brotha.

    If Ansah is available at #13, then HELL YES he is BPA.

  6. stevek Says:

    +1 Joe,

    Ansah is the answer.

    Imagine having a guy on the team capable of getting 1+ sack per game, all on his own.

    GMC would be better too.

  7. jfgobucs Says:

    No Too Tall….”Simone Rice”…

  8. Celly Says:


    I know his natural position is DE. My issue is that i believe, if we’re going to go with DL in the first round, we need a guy that can play the position that we’re “missing.”

    Schiano & Co. have pretty much showed (and told) us that they plan on Bowers being “the guy” at LDE this year. I don’t see the value in drafting a guy in the first round that is only going to be a rotational player.

    Personally, i belive a solid DT would be better for GMC.

  9. Sunny Says:

    Right DT is better or the high pick and late rounds we can get depth at de or pick some off the street regardless how u feel about Dom he does have a nack for findin talent in the street or on the PS of our teams

  10. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ stevek

    WOW man, your right. just watched some of his film for the first and I can instantly see why this guys got so much hype. his closing speed is INCREDIBLE. the best ive seen in years. that alone should ensure hes long gone by the time we pick. I think I got a new favorite player in this draft. lol

  11. BirdDoggers Says:

    One of the defensive lineman will hold more value at #13 than a CB. I could easily see the pick being a DE. Not so sure a DT would be the pick considering the lack of interest the Bucs had in resigning Miller. Tilted NT doesn’t look like a position they put a lot of value in, unless they expect more from the position than Miller could provide. Considering the lack of star talent in the top of the draft, I would think Dominik has his sights on trading down. If that’s the case, the focus could shift back to corner.

  12. Celly Says:

    “…unless they expect more from the position than Miller could provide.”

    I think that was the issue. He was nice and stout against the run, but provided very little in terms of pass rushing. I would think they want someone who is more complete and offers at least a “threat” of a pash rush ability.

  13. Macabee Says:

    We are not going to have a 1st round pick, so I like moving up in the 2nd round for Margus Hunt, 6-8, 280, can play inside and out. May be another J.J. Watt!

  14. bucfanjeff Says:

    It’s why our top picks this year are so important and we should not give them away. Not necessarily for this particular player, but the concept behind the article.

  15. bob Says:

    No way we can ,and i hope will do better than this guy. how about star? or is his heart bad? we need a young top grade db, not old broken down revis, or some guy that wont fit

  16. stevek Says:

    Lane Johnson or Tavon Austin are other elite athletes for their positions.