The wide receiver position is one of the deepest in this year’s NFL Draft and many believe there are multiple players who could turn into immediate starters in the league.
One of the names that surprisingly came out of college this year was former Houston wide receiver Demarcus Ayers. He was the Cougars’ leading receiver in 2015, recording over 1,200 yards and six touchdowns.
Despite those numbers, many believed he would stick around for one more year and show off what he can do to NFL scouts. That wasn’t the case and one NFL personnel director believes that Ayers made a pretty big mistake.
“Should have gone back to school and worked on his craft,” the source said according to NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein. “Right now I don’t think he can distinguish himself enough from others at that same position. I need to see those system guys transcend the scheme and I didn’t see it.”
Right now, Ayers has been given a fifth-round grade by CBS Sports, so he will need to have a decent showing next weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine if he wants to move up draft boards.
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