pehawk wrote:One thing kearly, Ziggy's not getting past the Giants, IMO. No way, no how.
Edit: For 3.0 consideration
No lie, at this point if I were in charge I'd just write the Giants a blank check to tell us who their favorite DL in the draft is this year. Odds are, he'll end up becoming a beast. No doubt they know DL talent. I agree, don't think Big Zig makes it past NYG.
As for the JPP comparisons that people are starting to make, I understand the obvious similarities in their "career" paths, stature, and athletic background. I get it. However, when I "watch the film", I mean check out Youtube videos I don't see the same type of player. JPP had a ferocious first step, excellent closing speed, and a gladiator type of mentality out there.
He just jumps off the screen. I like Ziggy, but he just doesn't jump off the screen like that. If I had to pick a guy who has that same type of pop in this year's draft it'd be Dion Jordan, not Ansah.
What I will say is that I still think Ziggy has an extremely bright future and I would love it for it be with the Seahawks. I think playing with the team we've assembled would only do wonders for this kid's career. These guys, with their attitude and their confidence, would turn this guy into a beast. A versatile weapon that could play all along the defensive front and give you solid production no matter where he's lined up. Ansah actually reminds me of JPP's teammate, Justin Tuck. Tuck was at his best for the Giants when he was able to play all 4 spots along the line. I don't know for sure if Ansah will ever play with such reckless abandonment as Tuck did, but I think he could if he were practicing with this team. This is the guy I think JS is referring to when he says that he likes the "unique" pass rushers in this class. I think he's referring to Jordan or Ansah. Jordan will probably go top 15, but as pe says, the Seahawks will probably have to trade ahead of the Giants in order to assure themselves Ziggy.
The bigger question, if kearly's pick comes true, is which DE spot does he compete for? I think both. With Clemons' status up in the air, you could conceivably rotate Ansah and Irvin at the LEO, and Bryant/Scruggs/Ansah in Red's spot. This isn't even taking any FA pickups into account.
Kip, I'm with you on wanting DeAndre Hopkins. What I'd love is for the Hawks to somehow be able to get Ansah, and if Hopkins or Patterson falls into the 2nd round, trade up in the 2nd to get one of them. That would be a dream come true. Very realistic draft. I love the Cooper Taylor pick. He's a dude that's just screaming 'Future Seahawk', I hope. Plus, as a long haired 12, I'm always down with more dreads, plus Rutgers is basically my local College football team, so I'm down with Kasheem Greene!