Round 1: Denver Selects DE Robert Ayers

With Selection 18 in Round 1, Denver selects DE Robert Ayers, Tennessee. Learn more about this pick from Scout.com team and draft experts!

Player Robert Ayers - DE - Tennessee
Team Denver Broncos
Pick Round 1, Selection 18 (18 Overall)
Combine Stats Ht: 6031v   Wt: 272v   Forty: 4.79v  
Chris Steuber Ranking
#20 out of 357 overall
#5 at DE
Ayers is an ascending defender who has great size and the ability to be a quarterback terror. He's extremely quick off the line and uses his hands very well. He has a powerful lower body and great leg drive. He attacks mostly on the outside and has the ability to bring his momentum inside. He has an explosive nature, but has to develop better technique to compensate for his lack of straight-line speed.
Tom Marino's Ranking
#13 out of 501 overall
#4 at DE
Adam Caplan's Flash Analysis Ayers' value shot up after a great week at the Senior Bowl and many believe he should have even been selected in the top-10. Ayers should be able to transition to a 3-4 scheme and has shown the ability to turn his hips and get into coverage.
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