While searching for bright spots along a winless Detroit Lions roster, you'll come across defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, who has 4.0 sacks through four games. That total knots him with Houston's J.J. Watt and Tampa Bay's Jacquies Smith for second most in the NFL this season.
The trio trails only Denver's DeMarcus Ware, who holds a mere half-sack lead.
Ansah, a BYU product, was the fifth-overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. After topping out at 8.0 and 7.5 sacks the past two seasons, the hulking pass-rusher is primed for his first double-digit-sack season in 2015.
Although he has been disruptive in every game so far this season, Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks may have been his finest day rushing the passer. He was after Russell Wilson all night and came away with two sacks, one of which forced a fumble that he recovered himself.
The Lions' hope for this season is wearing thin, but they can at least build around Ansah for the future.
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