Watched a couple of games Saturday and recorded some to see how these 3 players looked. Absolutely love Ansah and think he is worth trading up for. The man is a MONSTER!
"Ziggy" Ansah played almost every down for except 3 I believe, and he also played on special teams, almost blocking 2 kicks. On defense he was all over the place and either in on, or close to every defensive take down. Add to that, he played in space and effected two passes that I saw. The man can push people backwards, run around them, or run downfield and make a tackle, but there was one play that just blew me away.
Ziggy was on the left side of the defensive line and stood the offensive lineman up, as soon as the running back cut to Ziggy's right, Ansah shed his guy and lunged to the right only to have the back cut back to Ezekial's left. Ziggy locked up with his guy again, then lunged to his left and got an arm on the running back. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that before. It was impressive to me. This guy is a natural, he does things with out thinking that most people have to learn. He's naturally strong and fast, if a bit gangly. I think he could be elite with coaching and strength & conditioning. He's obviously my favorite player.
I don't know what to say about Star, completely unimpressive. He was double-teamed a lot but he also had chances when singled up and did nothing with it. I don't know what the deal was but it wasn't good.
C Patterson, no thanks. This guy has Golden Tate talent with Quinton Coples effort. It was pathetic. Every time I saw him after a play he was casually walking some where. On running plays he loafed around and did nothing. He's a QB killer with his lazy route running half-assed effort. On one play he obviously was in the wrong spot and the QB threw an INT. So what did Patterson do? Did he chase after the guy and try and tackle him? No, he threw his hands up in the air and stood there looking at the QB while the DB was running for the goal line. Pathetic. Tennesse was struggling so the QB gives Cord a chance and throws the ball his way, his receiver half-heartedly reaches out with one hand and the ball bounces off of it. Pathetic.
Add to that, the ball was rarely thrown his way during the game and his cohort, Hunter was getting all of the attention. I believe that was intentional by the QB and the Coach, who coincidentally got fired. I'm sure he saw it coming but was going to send a message during his last game to the receiver that could have made a difference.
If you must have an offensive weapon, give me Tavon Austin, the man is a dynamo. But I would much prefer Ezekial Ansah, that man would put the defense over the top, we wouldn't need much offense. Stay away from C. Patterson, let him be someone else's headache.