Monday, April 4, 2011
Akeem Ayers has attention of AFC West
By Bill Williamson
It’s no surprise Akeem Ayers is getting heavy interest from the AFC West.
Denver, Kansas City and San Diego all will look at pass-rushers early in the draft. The versatile Ayers is expected to be a late-first round pick. Ayers can play in both 4-3 and 3-4 defenses. Denver is transitioning to a 4-3 and Kansas City and San Diego use a 3-4 defense.
Ayers visited San Diego and he will visit Denver and Kansas City prior to the draft, according to a source close to UCLA. San Diego has the No. 18 pick and Kansas City has the No. 21 pick. Ayers could be a possibility at both spots. Denver has the No. 2 and No. 36 picks. Ayers would likely be a candidate in Denver if it traded down from No. 2 or traded back into the first round.