2013 NFL Draft: Ezekiel Ansah, Chiefs meet at the NFL Combine

George Frey

The Kansas City Chiefs are at the 2013 NFL Combine preparing for the 2013 NFL Draft. We know they've met with eight quarterbacks and Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree. Now comes word that they also interviewed defensive end Ezekiel Ansah out of BYU.

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to interview prospects at the 2013 NFL Combine. They can interview 60 players and so far we have identified 10 of those players. Eight of them are quarterbacks and one is a linebacker (Georgia's Alec Ogletree). The latest one is Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah, a 6'5", 270-pound defensive end out of BYU.

That's a BIG outside linebacker but he is athletic. Ansah is considered a first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft so i don't know why the Chiefs would be interested in an outside linebacker who is projected to go so high. I'm all about adding depth but the Chiefs are pretty solid on the front line of their outside linebackers with Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

How's he doing at the Combine?

Pretty well.

Get to know Ansah with a couple of the stories below.

The rise of Ezekiel Ansah | Vanquish The Foe

I remember noticing Ziggy Ansah during the 2010 campaign. Even then, he looked the part. His appearance and physical stature was the kind of thing I only saw from the teams that played against BYU. (I still have nightmares about Jerry Hughes.) I read up on his roster notes and became a fan. (Yes, I'm a Ziggy Hipster. Deal with it.) During that first year of play, he mostly covered kickoffs and ran around with no sense of direction, just pure, God-given speed.

More fans and media-types caught wind of his story as his junior season approached. Still, the product on the field was not up to the level of the hype. Then 2012 came to pass. Ansah kept getting better and better as the season wore on, until eventually, he, along with Kyle Van Noy, became the face of the unit. The BYU defense has simply never seen a player with this kind of raw athletic ability.

Look for Ezekiel Ansah to be a Combine riser | Mocking The Draft

Look for Ansah to be one of the big stories in Indianapolis. The media will eat up his story - he comes from Ghana, didn't touch a football until two years ago and initially wanted to run track or play basketball. NFL teams will take note of his on-field performance. How high would Ansah rise if he runs a 4.5-second 40-yard dash at 274 pounds? It's possible. If you thought the buzz around Ansah was high after he stole the Senior Bowl game, it could be overwhelming a week from now. He could go from being picked in the teens to the top 10.

More coverage:

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