BYU football: Ziggy Ansah's draft stock apparently rising

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  • Proud Ute ,
    Nov. 5, 2012 6:54 p.m.

    Good luck in the draft Ziggy but also hope you're on track to graduate.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2012 5:57 p.m.

    Ziggy looks like the real deal.

    Good luck to him and I would love seeing him on the other side of the line opposite Clay Mathews.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 5, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    Good luck to Ziggy. Great story.

    Not to be missed later in the article: Ogletree's ridiculous comments about Senior night recognition and gift. He has rapidly become one of my least favorite BYU players. He needs to learn a little human decency.

  • Ragnar Danneskjold Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 5, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    Ziggy is a great story. He is a great player. Not sure why someone said he would be wasted in a 3-4. You do realize the Cougars play in a 3-4? He is better suited for a 4-3, but is a good player and I would like to see him in the NFL.
    The additions at the end of the article were a little strange. Ogletree should show a little more respect to the gift for Seniors, but I guess it is a little lame.
    I also get a little tired of hearing about how close BYU is to being undefeated. You could also say that they are one botched punt away from a comfortable Utah win, a strange refusal from Boise to kick a 20 yard field goal away from a pretty comfortable Boise win, and a play away from Utah State beating the Cougars. Too much is being made of how close they were to winning, when they were lucky to be in a few of those situations.
    It is unfortunate that this D has been slapped in the face by such a poor O, but don't get too far ahead of yourselves.

  • Bear Somewhere, UT
    Nov. 5, 2012 9:11 a.m.

    I don't think he will go in the 1st round but someone will take a chance on him in rounds 4 or 5 and he will do what he has done this year and play great at wherever he ends up.

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 5, 2012 8:49 a.m.

    And to think this possible 1st round pick was stuck behind a less talented player who was starting because Bronco's system gives "tenure" to certain players based on their time with him instead of talent. Not all players get this preferential treatment (*see James Lark), I guess it's whether Bronco likes you or not.

    If Eathyn hadn't gone down with a season ending injury, Ziggy would still be on the bench and this story wouldn't have happened. If Ian Dulan hadn't missed the season with a back injury Ziggy would probably be backing him up instead of starting. Bronco gets to look like a genius because injuries and a lack of depth left him with no other alternative but to start him.

    It makes me wonder what the story would be like if Ziggy hadn't been wasted on the bench all last year.

  • mussingaround Palo Alto, CA
    Nov. 5, 2012 8:33 a.m.


    Gotta love the jealous whining from the kids on the hill every time a positive article about at BYU player is published in the D-News.

    Ziggy's is a great story and deserves repeating over and over.

    If stories about Ziggy bother U so much, I'd suggest googling the dozens of stories about Star that didn't seem to bother U.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 5, 2012 8:29 a.m.


    Hine has had some academic issues.

  • Bill Shakespeare Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2012 5:39 a.m.

    Ziggy's story validates my conservative views. If he can succeed in America, we should therefore maintain the Reagan-style system of opportunity.

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    Nov. 4, 2012 8:44 p.m.

    Good luck, Ziggy. From what I've seen this season, this Ute fan thinks you're the real deal!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 4, 2012 3:52 p.m.

    Is this the only Y-related story the DNews can publish during a bye week? I doubt a recycled two-week old Dick Harmon column is better than nothing.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 4, 2012 12:16 p.m.

    Does anyone know what happened to Adam Hine?

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Nov. 4, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    I am impressed by Ansah more than any other player on byu's D.

    Is Ziggy as good as Clowney (S Carolina) or Jordan (Oregon)? Probably not.

    Jason Pierre-Paul was quite raw and that is turning out well.

    Ziggy is a 4-3 DE and going to a 3-4 team especially the steelers would be a waste of talent.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Nov. 4, 2012 8:34 a.m.

    A nice story about a young man who has come a long way. BYU will not have a gimme if they face SDSU in the bowl game.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Nov. 4, 2012 12:08 a.m.

    I certainly hope that Ziggy can make it in the NFL. What a story. However, how many Cougs players have been drafted the last few years? So, from that standpoint only, the cards are stacked against him. I heard Mayock say the same thing, which was simply a statement that took about 5 seconds to make, and that was it. Putting a 5 second statement and putting in print in an article certainly sticks out. How about some deeper research to substantitate the statement. I've heard various ESPN announcers talk about Ziggy as well. But, let's face it. That sentiment is coming from what the coaches are feeding them in their pre-game production meetings. Again, I would LOVE Ziggy to get drafted and do well in the NFL. I've just read of this type of overhype so much over the past few years. I'll believe it more when I start reading feedback from NFL scouts, NFL team front offices, etc.

  • t702 Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 3, 2012 10:38 p.m.

    Here's someone from a 3rd world country was desperate for an opportunity and took advantage when the opportunity came. I'm happy for his parents and siblings seeing stories like this because there is no doubt they sacrificed a great deal.

    Good luck brother - can't wait to watch you on Sundays