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2013 NFL Draft rumors: Lions 'love' Ezekiel Ansah

More and more signs are pointing to Ezekiel Ansah being the Detroit Lions' first-round pick.

Stacy Revere

With all of the talk about offensive tackles lately, things have been very quiet on the Ezekiel Ansah front. Before the top tackles vaulted into contention for the No. 5 overall pick, Ansah was one of the biggest favorites for the Detroit Lions. He played for Lions coaches in the Senior Bowl, and given their need at defensive end, he seems like an ideal fit.

With the 2013 NFL Draft only one day away, Ansah is once again coming into focus for the Lions. With rumors suggesting that the top three tackles will be off the board before the Lions even go on the clock, Ansah seems to once again be the favorite to be picked fifth overall. What's more, NFL Network's Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport both see Detroit as a likely landing spot for Ansah.

The Lions likely haven't had any contact with Ansah because they got to coach him at the Senior Bowl. And even if that's not the case, a lack of contact doesn't mean the Lions aren't interested. (See Jahvid Best, who was picked after not being in contact with the team.)

If the top tackles are indeed off the board when the Lions make their pick on Thursday night, does Ansah make the most sense for them at No. 5?

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