Inside The Bills

Miller’s the choice

Posted by Chris Brown on April 14, 2011 – 10:49 pm

Texas A&M Linebacker Von Miller is expected by many to be a top 5 draft selection and if Bills fans had their way he would be the top choice for Buffalo. After watching the ouside linebacker preview in our Countdown to Draft Day series, fans made it clear Miller was their pick at the position with 73% percent of the vote. Miller has been a popular choice in a lot of mock drafts for the Bills.

UCLA’s Akeem Ayers came in second with 13% of the vote and Georgia’s Justin Houston came in third with 6%. Ayers and Houston might be options in the top of the second round.

Our final postional preview will be up on Friday in the media center and it takes a closer look at the running backs in the 2011 Draft.


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OLB Ayers redeems himself

Posted by Chris Brown on March 30, 2011 – 10:09 am

UCLA OLB Akeem Ayers had one of the less impressive workouts at the NFL combine last month, but he made up for it at the Bruins’ pro day.

Performing in front of reps from 27 NFL teams, Ayers despite weighing five pounds heavier (259) than he did at the combine (254) ran 4.68 and 4.74 40 times, which was better than the 4.81 and 4.88 he posted in Indy. According to NFL.com’s Gil Brandt Ayers also fared well in positional drills showing the athleticism necessary to handle an outside linebacker role in terms of coverage drops to play OLB in a 3-4 or 4-3 system.

Ayers has been forecast as a late first or early second round pick.


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