Wes Bunting of National Football Post has projected his 2011 all-rookie team, and Akeem Ayers was one of his linebackers. The post even has a picture of Ayers with the caption "Ayers was a steal in round two." I agree.
Here is what Bunting had to say about Ayers:
Ayers is a gifted athlete who should be able to win a starting job out of camp and has the skill set to win in both the run and pass game — rushing the passer and in coverage — at the next level.
Last year the Titans didn't have a linebacker that could rush the passer or cover so it is going to be nice to have one that can do both. Ayers is looks to be a guy that is going to give Jerry Gray the flexibility to do a lot of different things because he is so versatile, but above everything else, Ayers is a playmaker. I can't wait to see what he can do when there is finally football again.