Nashville, TN – The Tennesee Titans take UCLA Outside Linebacker Akeem Ayers, Thursday, in 2nd round of the NFL Draft. Ayers is 6 feet 1, 255 pounds. He was the 39th player selected.
On the field, he has shown great athletic ability and the ability to make momentum-shifting plays. He did have a poor showing at the NFL combine, where he was clocked at 4.8 in the 40.
However, his big play making abilites are too tantalizing to ignore. Despite being slowed down by toe and shoulder injuries, Ayers was third on the Bruins in tackles, had four sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
In his junior year, he had six sacks, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries as well as scoring three touchdowns.