UCLA LB Akeem Ayers visited the Ravens

OWINGS MILLS -- UCLA outside linebacker Akeem Ayers visited the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday. Ayers has previously visited the Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles and the San Diego Chargers. Ayers has a total of 10 visits

He also has visits with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are another one of his visits.

Ayers improved his 40-yard dash significantly at his Pro Day workout from the NFL scouting combine with clockings in the 4.69 to low 4.7 range. Ayers ran a 4.84 at the combine. Ayers bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times and posted a 34 1/2 inch vertical leap. The 6-foot-3, 254-pound all-around linebacker has excellent film, but doesn't test off the charts. However, teams are extremely high on Ayers, including the New York Giants, New England Patriots and the New York Jets.

As a sophomore, Ayers recorded 14 1/2 tackles for losses, six sacks and four interceptions as he returned two for touchdowns and two forced fumbles with one returned for a score. As a junior, Ayers recorded 68 tackles, 10 tackles for losses, four sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. He was voted third-team All-American, was a finalist for the Butkus Award and was named first-team All-Pac 10 Conference.

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