2011 NFL Mock Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Land Pass Rusher in Akeem Ayers
2011 NFL Mock Draft Provides Front Seven Help For Chiefs
2011 NFL Mock Draft No. 21 Pick: Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
Although teams may be scared off by Ayers' poor NFL Combine scores, there's no refuting that he's a solid player that makes good decisions on the football field. Considering the Chiefs are in the market for an outside linebacker, they're likely to overlook his poor scores because his game tape is enough evidence of his potential.
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He may not test well but does have a knack for making gamebreaking plays during key moments. Not only does he have the ability to rush the passer but he's more than capable of dropping back in pass coverage, and stopping the run. Ayers had a total of six interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns, in his final two seasons in college.
Ayers may not be the most explosive pass rusher available. But his abilities as a balanced linebacker can fill an instant void for the Chiefs.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Blaine Gabbert |
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus
3. Buffalo Bills: Patrick Peterson
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green
|17. New England Patriots: Aldon Smith|
18. San Diego Chargers: Muhammad Wilkerson
19. New York Giants: Anthony Costonzo
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Da'Quan Bowers
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Cam Newton |
6. Cleveland Browns: Von Miller
7. San Francisco 49ers: Robert Quinn
8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Akeem Ayers|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Gabe Carimi
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Nate Solder
24. New Orleans Saints: Phil Taylor
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Prince Amukamara |
10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones
11. Houston Texans: J.J. Watt
12. Minnesota Vikings: Cameron Jordan
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Danny Watkins|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmy Smith
27. Atlanta Falcons: Cameron Heyward
28. New England Patriots: Leonard Hankerson
|13. Detroit Lions: Tyron Smith |
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan
|29. Chicago Bears: Mike Pouncey|
30. New York Jets: Rahim Moore
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon Harris
32. Green Bay Packers: Adrian Clayborn
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