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2011 NFL Mock Draft: The New York Jets Select...

With the thirtieth pick of the 2011 CSC Community Mock Draft, the New York Jets (chosen by jful/compiled by Dave Cariello) select...

Akeem Ayers, OLB/DE, UCLA

  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 254 lbs.
  • Arm Length: 33 in.
  • Hand Size: 9 in.
  • College: UCLA
  • Conference: Pac 10
  • Position: LB

From NFL.com:

Overview

Ayers is very impressive on the hoof and he has the speed and athleticism to make an immediate impact at the next level. He has the range and ball skills to play strong side linebacker in a 4-3, and the balance and closing burst to play outside linebacker in a 3-4. He lacks the lower body strength to be stout against the run, but uses his long arms to keep blockers away from his body and flashes the ability to quickly shed. Ayers is a versatile athlete with great measurables that projects to be selected in the middle of the first round.

Strengths

Ayers is tall with a thick muscular build. Possesses the speed to make plays from sideline-to-sideline. Very capable edge rusher that shows good bend and a closing burst. Very athletic kid that has the ball skills to make interceptions and flashes playmaking abilities. Delivers violent shots tackling and uses his length to make plays even when he is out of position.

Weaknesses

A little late reading his keys and can get caught out of position. Does not have the lower body strength to blow up blockers in run support. Lacks consistent footwork in his back pedal and allows tight ends and backs to get behind him at times. Tends to tackle a bit high.

Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this years community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2011 CSC Community Mock Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton - Auburn DatFan 35%
2 Denver Broncos DT Marcell Dareus - Alabama Jeff.l.b 71%
3 Buffalo Bills QB Blaine Gabbert - Missouri SpreeGoogs 52%
4 Cincinnati Bengals DE Da'Quan Bowers - Clemson coldpizza 73%
5 Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson - LSU GRIZZ 61%
6 Cleveland Browns DE Cameron Jordan - Cal theprogrammerman 11%
7 San Francisco 49ers LB Von Miller - Texas A&M who dat patate 68%
8 Tennessee Titans WR A.J. Green - Georgia shipgoalie05 48%
9 Dallas Cowboys CB Prince Amukamara - Nebraska saints fan in cowboyland! 67%
10 Washington Redskins WR Julio Jones - Alabama VAsaintsfan 56%
11 Houston Texans DE/OLB Robert Quinn - UNC Jon Banks 62%
12 Minnesota Vikings OT Tyron Smith - USC HansDat 46%
13 Detroit Lions OT Anthony Castonzo - BC NorthFan 48%
14 St. Louis rams DT Nick Fairley - Auburn hakimdropstheball 54%
15 Miami Dolphins RB Mark Ingram - Alabama SpreeGoogs 48%
16 Jacksonville Jaguars DE J.J.Watt - Wisconsin Jay Preece 41%
17 New England Patriots OT Derek Sherrod - Mississippi St. FriarBob 27%
18 San Diego Chargers DT Muhammad Wilkerson - Temple DrewBreesManCrush 39%
19 New York Giants OL Mike Pouncey - Florida mknkachow 64%
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Adrian Clayborn - Iowa iori125883 45%
21 Kansas City Chiefs DT Phil Taylor - Baylor YESSaints/iori125883 63%
22 Indianapolis Colts DT Corey Liuget - Illinois MobileSaint 48%
23 Philadelphia Eagles OT Nate Solder - Colorado DeuceisLoose926 43%
24 New Orleans Saints DE Ryan Kerrigan - Purdue Dave Cariello 70%
25 Seattle Seahawks QB Colin Kaepernick - Nevada natde1016 20%
26 Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith - Colorado Dave Cariello 63%
27 Atlanta Falcons DE/OLB Justin Houston - Georgia Dave Choate 51%
28 New England Patriots DE Aldon Smith - Missouri FriarBob
29 Chicago Bears OT Gabe Carimi - Wisconsin GRIZZ
30 NY Jets DE/OLB Akeem Ayers - UCLA jful