Projected Round: 1-2
Ansah is another instinctive quarterback-seeking missile who could benefit from some NFL coaching. The raw Ansah reminds several analysts of Jason Pierre-Paul, both because of his athletic frame and relative inexperience with the game of football.
For a prospect with elite speed, I was disappointed in Ansah’s first step off the snap. I expected him to show a bit more quickness and he doesn’t always persist if his initial burst doesn’t get him through the line.
If he finds a ball-carrier, he will latch on and not let go, which is a difficult characteristic to coach. This bodes well for him as a next-level prospect.
I’m not sure that the Steelers will take on a project player in the first round, in spite of Ansah’s high long-term upside. If he makes it to the Steelers in the second round, though, I think that the team will give him a good long look.