Scouting The Linebackers: Class of 2012

Here’s a look at the top junior linebacker prospects entering the 2010 season:

1. Akeem Ayers, UCLA (Outside Linebacker) – The strongside outside linebacker was an unstoppable force for the Bruins defense in 2009. Ayers displayed the ability to attack the line of scrimmage and often found himself in the offensive backfield, where he recorded six sacks and another 8.5 tackles for loss against the run. He possesses a great burst coming off the edge and with his agility it is difficult for blockers to get their hands on the speedy dynamo. Ayers is at his best roaming the perimeter, where the turnover machine recorded two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. Not just an effective blitzer, the Los Angeles native is also very efficient when asked to drop back

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