NFL’s best edge rushers: Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah - Sports Illustrated

The NFL’s best edge rushers, No. 8: Ezekiel Ansah

The talk among Lions coaches that Ansah could approach 20 sacks this season is not out of the question.
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His run defense certainly leaves something to be desired, but there’s little doubt that Ansah is a dominant edge player after finishing third in the league in 2015 with 14.5 sacks. He had very little in the way of a supporting cast in the front seven after Ndamukong Suh left in free agency and DeAndre Levy suffered a season-ending injury, and Ansah still had a career year. He’s also still learning the game, so the talk among Lions coaches that Ansah could approach 20 sacks this season is not out of the question. Personally, we’d rather see him improve against the run.