SharkHawk wrote:Who made up the Jason Jones/Ansah comparison? It makes no sense. They are NOTHING alike. Jones is a tall guy who plays in the middle. Ansah is a speedy defensive end, not a tall defensive tackle. He plays in a 3-3-5 or 3-4 because that is what BYU runs. But he is suited to a DE in a 4-3 like Seattle runs. He is nothing like Red Bryant. He is nothing like Jason Jones. He is like Chris Clemons with more speed. He reminds me of Julius Peppers. Is he a Jason Jones clone too?
Ezekiel Ansah: 6'5" 270, alternated between 3-tech and DE
Jason Jones: 6'5" 276 alternated between 3-tech and DE
Ansah lines up a lot in the 3-tech and 5-tech spots. He also took some snaps wider out as well like a LEO would.
I wasn't the first to notice it, but I think the similarities are fairly striking. And no way does Ansah have more field speed than Clemons. A Julius Peppers comparison is quite rosy as well (can you imagine the hell Peppers would reap playing in whatever conference BYU is currently in?).
I'll at least agree that Ansah looks better as a DE than he does at DT. I actually really like him as a 5-tech option, though he'd be very different in that role than Red Bryant is. And as a LEO, I'd be open minded about it. I think Seattle is pretty much going to have to be open minded about the LEO this year, unless they find someone in FA/Trade or find a gem later in the draft that we don't know about yet.
I think part of the appeal for Jones was his flexibility. This team loves players that can cover mutliple positions, so I have my gaze fixated on Ansah as the draft moves on. I'd rather just bring Jones back and hope he can stay healthy, but Ansah provides pass rush from all over the line and could help make our pass rush less predictable. He could play LEO, 5-tech, 3-tech and even 1-tech on 3rd downs.