Ayers as ILB/4-3 DE?

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    Ayers as ILB/4-3 DE?

    If Robert Ayers is at 23 when we pick, could he play ILB next to former teammate Mayo on the first 2 downs, and switch to DE in 4-3 schemes?

    He's a big, exceptional run stopper, like a Jasper Brinkley, but can excel at DE as well.





     
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    Re: Ayers as ILB/4-3 DE?

    Hey. Perhaps. I'd probably want them to draft Clay Matthews then to go with him. They have similar versatility in terms of position, but different strengths.
     
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    Re: Ayers as ILB/4-3 DE?

    I like Ayers as an OLB, don't care much for Matthews
     
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    Re: Ayers as ILB/4-3 DE?

    Ayers is stock is falling in most mocks, I see him been there at 23 but I think some team is going to call the Pats to try to get back into the 1st and the Pats will trade for 2009 2nd and 2010 1st.

    They will then pick 3 out of 4 in the 2nd trade one of those and pick at 89 and 97 then trade from all other when they have a change.  This gives the 5 good players through 3 rounds and they can do what they want from there.  Bring backups, guys for practice squad ect.  We are in such a good place going into this draft that's not even fair to everyother team. 
     
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    Re: Ayers as ILB/4-3 DE?

    Mike Mayock on NFL Network loves Ayers.  Interesting thought about ILB, how about similar move for Paul Kruger from Utah?  DE that played in space a lot at Utah, even lined up in at ILB in some sets.  Another 6'5" 260 guy.

     
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    Re: Ayers as ILB/4-3 DE?

    I love Matthews in the 2nd round and Mayock loves him in nickle situations because of his hips and change of direction speed and he played safety in hs
     
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    Re: Ayers as ILB/4-3 DE?

    He would be a much better fit at OLB then ILB.
     
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    Re: Ayers as ILB/4-3 DE?

    It will be interesting to see if the Patriots will trade up for him
     
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    Re: Ayers as ILB/4-3 DE?

    Ayers has played ILB on occasion, and has done pretty well. He's good in zone coverage, though may struggle a bit man to man, and he's a beast tacking on OL in the run game. I could see him as an excellent SILB next to Mayo, his former teammate, and I think he's at least as good as Jarvis Green as a 43 end on passing downs. Two for the price of one, maybe?

    Still, I'd rather wait till next year and draft Brandon Spikes, though I doubt that will happen.
     
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