It sure seems likely the Detroit Lions move on from the oft-injured edge rusher, Ezekiel Ansah, after he was hit with the franchise tag this season but landed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
The Lions have struggled to get outside pressure in Ansah’s absence, and that could be the key ingredient to alleviate many of the defensive concerns head coach Matt Patricia has on that side of the ball. While there are problems in the secondary, too, a good pass rush up front should help that a lot.
Clemson EDGE Clelin Ferrell could have been a top five pick early this season. He suffered a bit of a drop off down the stretch, but that doesn’t mean he’ll necessarily fall outside the top 10.
Plus, Ferrell is pretty adept against the run as well, meaning those run-first games against the Chicago Bears shouldn’t be so concerning with the Clemson defender aboard.