Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 1/5 - Ziggy Ansah, DE, 6-5, 271, BYU...The Lions may have preferred one of the elite offensive tackles, but this is hardly a consolation prize. The need at defensive end is acute and this guy is an athletic marvel - body by LeBron James, with 4.6 speed, a 35-inch arm span, 34-inch vertical, and 10-inch hands. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I don't know if I want to use the word hate because you can't concentrate if you hate somebody. You've got to love them. If you love somebody, you want to grab them. So, I love quarterbacks." -- DE Ziggy Ansah on whether he hates quarterbacks. - The Sports Xchange
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12/18/13 - DE Ziggy Ansah's impact has leveled out. According to ProFootballFocus.com, aside from back to back two-sack efforts against the Bucs and Packers, Ansah has no hits or sacks since Week 5.
12/13/13 - --DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) did not practice Thursday but is expected to return Friday or Saturday.
12/11/13 - DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) took treatment Wednesday. It is unknown how much he will be able to practice this week.
12/09/13 - DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) left the game in the third quarter and was unable to return. Coach Jim Schwartz said he didn't think the injury was long-term. Ansah could practice later this week.
12/04/13 - DE Ziggy Ansah has put himself in the conversation for rookie defensive player of the year and the all-rookie team with back-to-back two-sack games.
"I feel more comfortable every single week," Ansah said. "I came in as a rookie and I try my best not to play like a rookie. That's what I am working on."
The No. 5 overall pick has seven sacks in 10 games, plus two forced fumbles and a pass deflection.
"We saw it, I think it was the third play he played in the preseason where he intercepted that ball and scored -- he just has those instincts," Schwartz said. "He's around the football and he's very comfortable in our defensive scheme. He doesn't have to worry. He's done a nice job not just in our rush packages, but stopping the run. He's hard to handle in the run game and he's also done a good job in our blitz packages."
11/29/13 - DE Ziggy Ansah is making a late push for rookie of the year. With two sacks in each of the last two games, he leads the team and all other rookie defensive ends with seven.
11/25/13 - DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), playing in his first game since Week 8, had two sacks for 20 yards and two other tackles for loss.
11/22/13 - DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) was listed as probable. He is expected to play for the first time since Week 8.
11/21/13 - --DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) was limited at practice Thursday. He is expected to play for the first time since Week 8.
11/20/13 - DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), also out since Week 8 and was limited during practice last week, was back working with the first unit and could be active this week.