2011 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay Has Akeem Ayers Falling to Green Bay Packers
Todd McShay's 2011 NFL Mock Draft Has the Packers Snagging Ayers at No. 32
It's not very often that we look at a team that finishes second in the league in sacks and deduce that they could use another pass rusher. But that's exactly what we're doing with the Green Bay Packers, and it seems like the only reason we've come to this conclusion is because they just don't have that many glaring needs.
There aren't going to be many slam-dunk options when the Packers are on the clock with the No. 32 pick, but Todd McShay has them taking UCLA outside linebacker Akeem Ayers in his latest 2011 NFL Mock Draft (can only be accessed with ESPN Insider).
Ayers is typically projected to go higher, but McShay thinks he would be a great fit for the Packers if he does fall to them:
Ayers could provide some versatility with his ability to flash as a pass-rusher, drop into coverage and also play some inside if needed.
Ayers is one of the trickier prospects in this year's draft class. He looks great on tape, but it seems like scouts have been picking on him a little ever since his poor showing at the NFL combine. Still, he was a playmaker at UCLA, and he would be a good value pick for the Packers at No. 32.
My Pick: Derek Sherrod
If the Packers can't get a player who can hurry opposing quarterbacks, they'll get one who can protect their own. Simple as that.
Most recent updates:
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?