Scouting Report: Akron senior linebacker Ryan Myers finished second on the team with 80 tackles, six tackles for loss, four pass breakups, one fumble recovered and one fumble caused, as a senior. He recently performed at his Pro Day, which was held on the campus of Kent State, and impressed all in attendance based on his results.
The Wellington, Ohio native ran 4.63, did 22 reps of 225 pounds, 32" vertical, 10" broad jump, 4.33 short shuttle and 6.89 in the 3-cone drill. He did all of that while coming in at a well-built 6011, 245 pounds.
The 23-year old versatile linebacker played outside during his junior campaign, but moved to the middle before the start of his senior year. He responded with a number of fine performances, including 10 tackles, one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery in there upset win over Marshall; recorded 24 tackles in games against top teams, including Iowa, Maryland and Virginia.
A multiple time MAC Academic Honor Roll selection he led the team in tackles, as a junior with 77, including 58 solos, while adding five pass breakups and forced a team best three fumbles. He made a career-high 13 stops (10 solo) and one sack at Ohio State, and followed that up with 10 tackles, including nine solo stops, at Purdue.
Those were just two reasons he was named the Zips' Most Outstanding Junior in 2001.
Myers began his college career at Ashland College before transferring after one season.
He was a two- sport standout in high school, winning the state wrestling champion at 215 pounds in high school. When you watch Myers play it bring back memories of another former linebacker that played his college ball in the state of Ohio... Chris Spielman. He is a hard-nosed, instinctive, sure tackler with a nose for the ball.