2011 NFL Pro Days Schedule: Akeem Ayers, Rahim Moore, Brandon Burton Highlight Tuesday

The schedule of 2011 NFL Pro Days returns with a small slate of schools including Coastal Carolina, UCLA, and Utah. I've posted the players after the jump, but it's relatively limited number of players on which we'll really focus in. The biggest names are outside linebacker Akeem Ayers, safety Rahim Moore, and cornerback Brandon Burton. Kicker Kai Forbath is of note as well as the 49ers worked out Forbath late last week.

Yesterday Drew K put together a rundown on Rahim Moore so check that out when you get a minute. I thought for this post we'd focus in a bit more on Akeem Ayers and pass rushing outside linebackers in general. Dan Kadar over at Mocking The Draft actually projects Ayers as an inside linebacker in the 3-4 and a strong-side linebacker in the 4-3. He apparently was not called on to blitz all that frequently at UCLA and so his pass rush skills are still a bit raw. Scouts Inc provided their own scouting report and said he had "upside" as an edge rusher.

How do people view linebackers transitioning inside or outside from the other? So, a guy who played inside in college moving outside, or vice versa. I've read a variety of comments here about NaVorro Bowman and where he would best be utilized. Some folks have suggested a move to the outside for Bowman, while others are content with him earning his stripes as the Ted linebacker of the future. What do you think?

UCLA
ALL PLAYERS POS HT WT GRADE POS RANK OVR RANK
Akeem Ayers News OLB 6'2½" 254 91 2 26
Rahim Moore News S 5'11¾" 202 89 1 31
Kai Forbath PK 5'10⅝" 191 49 2  
Christian Yount LS 6'0" 241 30 2  
David Carter DT 6'4½" 297 30 25  
Micah Kia OG 6'4½" 322 30 50  


Utah
ALL PLAYERS POS HT WT GRADE POS RANK OVR RANK
Brandon Burton CB 5'11⅝" 190 72 11 85
Sealver Siliga DT 6'1¾" 305 36 21  
Zane Taylor OC 6'2½" 309 31 9  
Joseph Phillips PK 5'10½" 189 30 12  
Caleb Schlauderaff OG 6'4¼" 305 30 24  
Matthew Asiata RB 5'11" 229 30 29  
Justin Taplin-Ross S 6'2¼" 214 30 35  
Eddie Wide RB 5'9½" 197 30 41  
Antoine Smithson WR 5'10½" 212 30 87  

PRO DAYS
DATE SCHOOLS
03/03/2011 Baylor, FAU, Tulane, Utah State
03/04/2011 Alabama State, Albany State, Lindenwood, Troy, Weber State
03/07/2011 Arkansas Tech, Central Arkansas, Rhode Island, Tuskegee
03/08/2011 Alabama A&M, Arkansas, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Auburn, Fordham, Liberty, Minnesota, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Prairie View A&M
03/09/2011 Alabama, BYU, California-Davis, California, Clark-Atlanta, Colorado State, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Mississippi State, Nebraska-Omaha, Northern Colorado, Portland State, Rutgers, West Georgia, Wisconsin, UTEP
03/10/2011 Akron, Buffalo, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Texas Tech, West Texas, Wofford
03/11/2011 Eastern Illinois, Idaho, Jackson State,  North Texas, Ohio State, Oregon State, Purdue, Southern Miss, TCU, Tennessee
03/12/2011 Arizona
03/14/2011 Air Force, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, LSU, Montana, Newberry, Wake Forest, Widener
03/15/2011 Bowling Green, Eastern Kentucky, Emporia State, Florida, Kansas State, McNeese State, Montana State, Pittsburgh, Robert Morris, Southeast Louisiana, Towson
03/16/2011 Arkansas-Monticello, Bowie State, California (PA), Delaware, Florida A&M, Illinois, Indiana, James Madison, Louisian-Monroe, Marshall, Maryland, Michigan State, Penn State, Virginia Union, William & Mary
03/17/2011 Appalachian State, Grambling State, Lehigh, Louisiana Tech, Michigan, Missouri, North Alabama, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
03/18/2011 Arkansas State, Indiana State, New Mexico State, Northwestern State (LA), Temple, Virginia Union
03/21/2011 Abilene Christian, Georgia Southern, Iowa, North Dakota State, Valdosta State
03/22/2011 Georgia, Iowa State, Mississippi, Nevada, South Dakota State
03/23/2011 Arizona State, Boston College, Central Florida, Connecticut, East Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Texas State
03/24/2011 Boise State, Maine, Middle Tennessee State, UNLV, New Hampshire, New Mexico, San Diego State, South Florida, Southern Illinois, Tennessee State, Western Kentucky
03/25/2011 Arizona State, Ball State, Wofford
03/28/2011 Central Missouri, Cincinnati, Citadel, Missouri Western, Northwest Missouri State, Rice, Texas
03/29/2011 Coastal Carolina, UCLA, Utah
03/30/2011 New Mexico State, North Carolina Central, Northern Iowa, Southern California, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Washington
03/31/2011 North Carolina, Stephen F. Austin
04/01/2011 Eastern Washington
04/04/2011 Southern Methodist
04/07/2011 Jacksonville State, Notre Dame
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