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Ezekiel Ansah may be one of the best athletes in the draft, but his lack of both production and experience have some draft experts screaming for a reality check. Ansah seems to be settling into the top 10 pretty consistently on most experts' boards, but not without some vigorous debate within the Twitter community, perhaps spearheaded by myself.
Ziggy may be a fantastic athlete in a pair of shorts and a T-shirt, but I fail to see this ability translate in any of his games on tape. For the most part, he seems clumsy and lacks functional strength.
Furthermore, Ansah is behind the curve tremendously in regards to technique and strategy. He will have to learn quickly against the best players in the world who can more readily neutralize his athletic advantage to some degree.
On the flip side of the argument, it's extremely irresponsible to ignore the natural size (6'5", 271 lbs.) and speed of this inexperienced prospect who didn't start at BYU until the fourth game of his final year.
Rare upside is the major selling point in any Ansah discussion, but if you put on tape and watch him closely, you should be able to see a prime example of how "workout warriors" don't always translate into production on the field. There's also very little evidence that suggests he will be an impact player.
This is not to say Ansah is a sure bust, but rather, to emphasize the risk involved may not justify such early draft consideration.