2011 NFL Mock Draft: Akeem Ayers To The Bucs In Latest From Todd McShay

Most of the NFL Mock Drafts you will find across the Internet are put together by people who don't really know who the teams will take, just who they feel the teams will take. It's a fun exercise, but it's not really a useful exercise. But the newest mock draft from Todd McShay at ESPN is different. He brings in two actual NFL Scouts to help him make his picks, which makes it feel a little bit more real.

They have the Bucs taking Akeem Ayers, the outside linebacker from UCLA. It's worth noting that all of the defensive ends we have been talking about the Bucs taking for the last few months here are all off the board when the Bucs pick. If they can't get any of those ends, they would do well to take a player like Ayers who could help generate sacks from the outside linebacker position. They'll need to address the need for an end later in the drat, but there is no reason to reach for one in the first round when it isn't a good value pick. Ayers is good value here, and also fills a position of need.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.