Originally written August 25, 2013 on Football Nation:
After the Detroit Lions went a disappointing 4-12 last season, they will need to step up as a team to bounce back this season. Of course, we all know it’s a given that Calvin Johnson will have another great season barring any injuries. I also expect Reggie Bush to have a great season in his first year as a Lion. He’s going to be a big threat coming out of the backfield both as a running back and as a receiver. These are the players that are to be expected to play big this year, but who will be the break out star? Well, this may not be too daring an answer, but it’s going to be first round pick Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah. Although, he was a bit of a gamble, I see him breaking out for an amazing season. Ansah was drafted by the Detroit Lions, in the first round, with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. At the NFL combine he measured a 34.5 inch vertical jump and a recorded a 4.63 seconds 40 yard dash. He also has size at 6’5”, 271 lbs. What helps his case is that he is playing wi...
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