The NFL Draft Bible recently conducted an internal organizational poll, which asked: “Which outside linebacker will be selected first in the 2011 NFL Draft?” – Akeem Ayers of UCLA or Justin Houston of Georgia. The Results: 4-2 for Justin Houston.
Ric Serritella Houston
Daniel Mogollon Houston
Ross Mandel Houston
Ralph Mancini Houston
Bo Marchionte Ayers
Joe Everett Ayers
Ayers versatility will result in more teams taking a gander at him, while Houston is more pigeon holed as a 3-4 OLB type. Ayers can do more things and has more hype.
While Akeem Ayers is the more well-rounded player at this point, again it is about getting to the quarterback with many of these prospects and that plays into Justin Houston’s strength.