Mel Kiper just updated his big board and two of our Bruins are on it. Here is Ted Millers write up about other Pac Ten players. I think what Kiper has to say is interesting .
Kiper has UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers No. 20 (by the way, Kiper nailed that one: Ayers is the best player in the nation no one has heard of).
Wrote Kiper: "Budding star, an absolute physical specimen with ideal size. Ready to break out."
Really?! No one has heard of him? Well, if that's true then a lot of people are going to know who Akeem Ayers by the end of the season. I personally disagree, every Team that has played UCLA knows who Ayers is. Also, i think Sportscenter might have spread the word on who Ayers is.
Here's what Kiper says about Moore
And Moore: "A ballhawk; led the nation in INTs last year. Moves well sideline to sideline."
Kiper also rated Moore's status among the "most volatile," comparing him to former Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson, whose numbers slipped in 2009 because no one threw his way: "Similarly, Moore last year led the nation in INTs. He'll need to grow as a player to remain impactful even when offenses are more aware of where he is during the game-planning process. It's hard to imagine he'll replicate those INT totals. If he does, he looks like a safe bet for the first round."
I think Kiper has a good point, except for the fact that Moore isn't a corner (and unless you throw only short passes), he's going to find the ball, maybe not 10 INTs, but still one of the best if not the best safeties in the nation. I think Moore and Ayers would benefit from coming back for their senior season, they both need to work on tackling, and especially Ayers need to play within his assignment. If they do decide to come back for their senior season it will be a special one IMHO (Pac 10 championship). I know its early to start talking about the 11' draft but its always fun to have two potential first rounders on our team. I'm sure others will discuss this later better and at length , but thanks for reading .