2011 NFL Mock Draft: New England Patriots: 28. Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
The Patriots got their pass-rusher at No. 17 so unless they really like Derek Sherrod to be their future left tackle, they don't really need to keep this pick. A trade is the most likely scenario, with the Patriots targeting a player like Ben Ilajana in the second round.
If they can't find a trade partner (all signs point to San Diego), then New England will just take the best player available. Ayers is a versatile player who can play both defensive end and linebacker and would give the Patriots a lot of flexibility with their defensive front.
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