Allen Park, MI (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions have signed their top
draft pick, defensive end Ziggy Ansah.
The team's website said Ansah inked a five-year deal Friday morning. Financial
terms were not disclosed.
Ansah was selected with the fifth overall pick in April's draft. The BYU
product started just nine games in his senior year, posting 62 tackles, 4 1/2
sacks and 13 tackles for loss. He had a dominating performance at the Senior
Bowl to raise his draft status, notching 3 1/2 tackles for loss and 1 1/2
The Lions had previously come to terms with the other eight members of their
draft class: cornerback Darius Slay, guard Larry Warford, defensive end Devin
Taylor, punter Sam Martin, receiver Corey Fuller, running back Theo Riddick,
tight end Michael Williams and linebacker Brandon Hepburn.
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