Published January 13, 2015
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 sacks.
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.