Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Robert Ayers was in the discussion for the Broncos' 12th pick, but Denver had running back Knowshon Moreno higher on its board and was gambling Ayers would still be around with the 18th pick. The move paid off when Ayers fell, allowing Denver to take a player that could fit as a 3-4 end or at outside linebacker. A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 1/18 -- Robert Ayers, LB/DE, 6-3, 273, Tennessee...Ayers didn't start until his senior year but made the most of it, parlaying a big year into a first-round grade. The Broncos will start Ayers at end, but he could end up at outside linebacker. Denver also thinks Ayers is versatile enough to play at tackle in passing situations. He provides immediate help to the front seven. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Robert Ayers News
03/11/16 - DE Robert Ayers Jr. agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday. Ayers received a three-year deal worth $21 million. The 30-year-old Ayers was an unrestricted free agent who had a career-high 9.5 sacks for the New York Giants last season. Ayers has 26.5 career sacks in seven NFL seasons. He spent his first five years with the Denver Broncos before playing the last two seasons with the Giants.
12/11/15 - DE Robert Ayers Jr. (neck) was added to the team's injury report on Friday. However, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was optimistic that Ayers would be available for Monday night.
12/02/15 - DE Robert Ayers Jr. (toe) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He's not expected to miss Sunday's game, however.
10/21/15 - DE Robert Ayers, Jr. (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Ayers, who has missed the last four games with a hamstring strain, was thought to be on his way toward a return last week; however, given the short turnaround time combined with how he felt, he's going to try to give things a go this weekend.
10/15/15 - DE Robert Ayers Jr. (hamstring) was limited in Thursday's practice. Ayers, the Giants' best pass rusher, has missed the last three games. With a short work week following the Monday night game, there is a good chance he might be targeting the Week 7 matchup against Dallas for his return.