Ayers is a versatile player who can play in both 4-3 and 3-4 defenses. Denver is transitioning to a 4-3 and Kansas City and San Diego use 3-4 defenses.
Denver has the No. 2 and No. 36 picks in the draft, while San Diego has the No. 18 pick and Kansas City owns the No. 21 selection.
“The thing that had gotten me really upset was that Joey had pushed one of my teammates, and he was a fellow rookie. We came in together so we were tight.
“When that happened, when he came to our side of the field at Arrowhead, and we take big pride in Arrowhead, so he came on our side where we were warming up, and he came running his mouth. I just really didn’t like how he handled it, disrespecting our field and our stadium like that, so I had some choice words for him.
“One of my fifth grader students who took it pretty hard said Mr. Jordan inspired him to make more of his own life,” principal Shane Knight said. “And that young man wrote a mantra based on the words that Mr. Jordan consistently reinforced with him, ‘You can be what you dream, but it takes a lot of work.’ And he continued to inspire him to work hard toward that dream.”