Posts Tagged ‘Akeem Ayers’

Akeem Ayers Brings Uncertainty, But Could Bring More to Patriots

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
After more than three seasons in Tennessee, Akeem Ayers has arrived in Foxborough. But his purpose remains to be seen. (Jerome Miron - USA Today Sports Images)

After more than three seasons in Tennessee, Akeem Ayers has arrived in Foxborough. But his purpose remains to be seen. (Jerome Miron – USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

Akeem Ayers played 10 snaps over two games for the Tennessee Titans this season, and he was inactive for five more. But the New England Patriots saw something in the 2011 39th overall draft pick; something that could potentially help a depleted front seven at minimal expense.

Time will tell if that something pays off.

There is reason to temper expectations for a 6’3” 255-pound linebacker that took only sixth-round pick to acquire – along with a seventh-rounder – from Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon. Yet there is also reason to expect Ayers will have a purpose in New England’s defense if he can acclimate to it. (more…)


Open Thread: Overrated

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

The NCAA Bowl season is over. Auburn has been crowned the champion. Draft boards will be at a standstill for the next few days as the Shrine Bowl, Senior Bowl and other post-season events don’t begin for another week or more.

Instead of looking at who has impressed us during the 2010 NCAA season, let’s decide on who has left us wondering this: What do people see in this guy?

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Akeem Ayers Scouting Report

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

QB / RB / FB / WR / TE / OT / OG / OC / DT / DE / HYB / OLB / ILB / CB / S

Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA (Junior)
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 252
Projection: 1st Round

Last Updated:  January 29th, 2011

Strengths: Elite athletic ability – Excellent size and strength for OLB – Carries his weight well and could even add more – Has a decent arsenal of rush moves that work well – Good balance even at top speed – Can set the edge against bigger lineman.

Weaknesses: Needs to work getting off of blocks – Will over-pursue at times – Could improve his tackling, too often goes for the big hit.

Combine:

2009 Stats:
73 Tackles, 12 TFL, 5 Sacks, 4 Interceptions, 3 Pass Deflectoins, 2 Forced Fumbles







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