Akeem Ayers Scouting Report

Akeem Ayers

Height: 6’3
Weight: 254
College: UCLA
40 Time: 4.81
Class: Junior
Stock:
Projected:  3rd Round

Stats

2010 – 68 tackles, 10.0 TFL, 4.0 sacks, 4 PBU, 2 INT’s
2009 – 73 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 5.0 sacks, 3 PBU, 4 INT’s
2008 – 40 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 4.0 sacks, 3 PBU

Overview:

Akeem Ayers shouldn’t go higher than the 3rd round. He’s a huge project and he is not capable of starting right away. He’s got bad instincts, he struggles to shed blocks and he can’t even wrap up consistently. The little potential he does show is as a pass-rusher. He has a great first step and long arms but other than that has very little technique. Whatever position he ends up playing, he’s going to need a lot of coaching.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Great size with nice bulk
– Fluid athlete
– Shows the ability to turn and run with TE’s
– Has a nice burst, although doesn’t always use it
– Very quick first step when playing DE
– Strong and can shock OT’s initially
– Long arms give him some potential as a pass-rusher
– Has nice range
– Can play sideline-to-sideline
– Can deliver some big hits when he squares up
– Patient and maintains his gap assignment
– Scheme versatile
– Has potential to be a 3-4 OLB

Negatives

– Productivity was just ok
– Doesn’t have great instincts
– Poor tackler
– Doesn’t consistently wrap up and gets caught over-pursuing too often
– Struggles to shed blocks
– Plays with poor leverage when engaging blocks
– Will be a poor run defender at the next level
– Doesn’t have a lot of pass-rush moves
– Pass-rush technique is very raw
– Gets lost in coverage at times, has to read QB’s eyes better
– Plays with a poor motor
– Gives up on some plays too early

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 3.0
Tackling: 2.5
Coverage: 3.0
Point Of Attack: 2.5
Instincts: 2.5
Pass Rush: 3.0
Pro Potential: 3.0

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