Five Detroit Lions Who’ve Turned Heads During The First Half Of The Season

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Sep 8, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) is pressured by Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (94) during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

4. Ziggy Ansah

There’s been no evidence of a sophomore slump yet for Ansah, who has picked up right where he left off near the end of 2013. This year, Ansah already has 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and 26 combined tackles, and has been a complete terror off the edge for opposing quarterbacks.

Last season, Ansah looked like he had promise, but it’s always wise to watch a player to see how he performs early in his second year. Ansah has continued to evolve and impress throughout, and can only grow as he gets more comfortable within Detroit’s scheme and playing football in the NFL.