2016 Review: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about DEMARCUS AYERS: Was drafted specifically for his ability to return punts. The potential is there, but reality won’t be realized until the preseason games in August. Ayers made his bones as a receiver catching 98 passes for 1222 yards, averaging 12.4 yards per catch. He scored six times. On 28 punt returns he averaged 10.3 yards per return. He did not return kickoffs.