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Published: Monday, Feb. 25 2013 8:10 p.m. MST

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Orem, UT

"Ansah was projected to be picked between No. 15 and 17 in the first round of the 2013 draft, but Jeremiah, citing a coach with an NFL team that could pick in that range, said Ansah would not be available then — and that he'd go earlier after Monday's reviews."

Sounds like Ziggy may be approach Top 10 draft pick status.

Good luck on Pro Day Ziggy!

Sandy, UT

I would love to see Ziggy go in the top ten, but that will mean he's stuck with a very bad team.
Pittsburgh at 17 would be ideal, we would see him in Super Bowls.
Odds are he won't last that deep into the draft.

Columbia, MO

Pretty good for a walk-on who never received any stars in high school, because he didn't even play football.

Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

My favorite NFL team the Steelers could use a good defensive lineman like Ziggy. He would fit perfectly into their system. But they pick at 17, so it might not happen. I would love to see it though! Go Ziggy! And I hope Star works out also!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Seattle is a great place to live Ziggy. I would love to see him in a Seahawks uni!

U 90
Corona, CA

Great story... kid comes out of nowhere to take everyone by surprise.

Wonder if Bronco understood Ziggy's skilss/potential before his senior year

Salt Lake City, UT

Would love to see him opposite Clay Mathews on the Pack.

Good luck Ziggy.

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

looks like Bronco will finally have a player that is drafted

casual observer
Salt Lake City, UT

And he's an actuarial science major. Scholarship, character and athleticism - it's a great combination. I liked his junior year when he was on the kick off team. He was like a bowling ball when someone bowls a strike. Good luck Ziggy, watching you has been a treat.

Stop The Nonsense
El Paso, TX

Good luck, Ziggy! Can't wait to watch you in the NFL! That is too bad about Star. I hope everything works out for him. I may not be a U fan, but I would never wish a heart condition on anyone.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

U 90

"Wonder if Bronco understood Ziggy's skills/potential before his senior year"

Bronco probably understood his physical skills/potential, which is why he gave Ziggy the opportunity to be a member of BYU's football team.

But it takes more than "natural" ability to play football. You can't just turn a guy loose on the football field and expect him to be an effective player in a game that he's never even seen, let alone played. Credit BYU's coaching staff for literally teaching Ziggy everything he needed to learn to be a major college football player, and now, potential first-round NFL draft pick.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Ifel Of'a-sofa

Looks like you should do a little more research before spouting off.

Rigby, ID

love to see both ute and cougar fans rooting for Ziggy. "54-10" you pleasantly surprised me. My favortite team is the Ravens because of Kruger, Pitta, Ngata and Kemoeatu (spelling???).

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

Sofa Sogood - Will root for Ziggy no matter where he goes!

Washington, DC

This shows how BYU and the church needs to strengthen the connection to Africa. It is currently the fastest growing area of the church, and both Christianity and Islam. Putting a university or academy there is the right move. It would be a huge public relations windfall for the church to build a BYU-Africa. More importantly, it would be a valuable way of serving the saints on that continent while spending only a little bit of money. For the price of helping the UU Law School, we could build an entire university in Ziggy's home country of Ghana.

Sandy, UT

@ Ifel Of'a-sofa

Since Bronco arrived at BYU in 2003, 26 players from BYU, have signed NFL contracts.
Which coach sat in a kids living room during recruiting, is immaterial.

U 90
Corona, CA

Snack PAC,

Ziggy didn't start until the 5th game of his senior year. That's a pretty big leap to go from non-starter at BYU in October 2012 to NFL top 10 draft pick in February 2013. Credit Bronco for giving Ziggy and chance, but I think it's safe to say Ziggy should have been on the field more/sooner.

Saint George, UT

"What this guy will be able to do in three or four years …"

Considering the lifespan of players, that kind of money needs results 'YESTERDAY' not in 3-4 years...

Don't get me wrong . . . big fan.

It's one thing to develop and college player and expect results after 2 years or something. This is the pros... Money. Business. Organization.

I think he can perform now. But, i'm just a guy on a Mac...

Sandy, UT

For you that are bashing Bronco for not using Ziggy sooner...

Ziggy came to BYU on a Track Scholarship.... There this little thing of not stealing athletes....

Bronco had two years to basically work with Ziggy (2010-2012)

Gilbert, AZ

U 90

"Ziggy didn't start until the 5th game of his senior year."

That's because he wasn't ready to start until the 5th game of his senior year. He had the athletic ability, but he lacked technique and an understanding of the game.

When he was playing on kickoffs his junior season, he literally just ran a straight line running through whoever got in his way. He didn't even try to run around or shed blocks.

Lots of raw talent that needed to be channeled properly in order to be an effective player.

Do you really think Bronco would have kept such a talent on the bench if Bronco had thought Ziggy was ready to play sooner?

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