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What analysts are saying about Lions' draft of Ziggy Ansah

Defensive end Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the fifth overall pick on Thursday night. Here's what draft analysts around the country think about the pick.

Mike Mayock, NFL Network
"He never came to football until 2010 as a walk-on. He was not even on NFL teams' radars. He wasn't even on their scouting lists. He's a boom-or-bust candidate. I love the kid. Three years from now, he's an All-Pro or he's on the streets, and I don't mean that negatively."

Rob Rang, The Sports Xchange/
Jim Schwartz and his staff coached him at the Sr. Bowl. Ansah has a terrific upside, especially considering the defensive tackles in Detroit to complement him. Grade: B-plus

Pete Prisco,
My favorite pick of the draft. I love Ansah. He is this year's Jason Pierre-Paul. The Lions nailed it. A-plus

Chris Burke,
The Lions swing for the fences at a position of need. This all depends on how much of his potential Ansah can fill. Should Detroit have gone cornerback here? Grade B

Nate Davis, USAToday
He's extremely raw and has a very limited football background. But he enters a situation where he shouldn't see very many double teams if Lions DTs Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley continue to crush pockets from the inside. But D-line guru Jim Washburn has a big job molding Ansah into an NFL-ready player.

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