Wake-Up Call: Lyerla Wants To Land In Philly

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INDIANAPOLIS — You could hardly see Colt Lyerla through the thicket of reporters and cameras.  He was seated at a round table inside the media room at Lucas Oil Stadium Thursday, surrounded by a large contingent of media that were firing off one probing question after the next. Once through the throng there he was, face flush,  hands clasped tightly together in between his knees, revisiting a past that he is trying to escape.

“Probably the night I spent in jail,” responded Lyerla, when asked about the moment he realized his football career might be over. “That was huge for me, and like I said, it gave me time to self-reflect and realize that’s a place I never want to be again.”

The Oregon tight end was arrested back in October and charged with possession of cocaine, which he eventually plead guilty to. He was handed a 10-day jail sentence but ultimately spent the other nine days working on a county road crew rather than behind bars. A couple weeks prior to the incident he left the Oregon football program, citing personal reasons. He says that he has had limited contact with the Ducks coaching staff since, but plans on regaining their trust through his actions so he’s able “to go back to Oregon in good faith.”




Lyerla has not been in contact with Chip Kelly, who coached him for two years at Oregon. Does the fact that his former head coach is now in the pros give him extra hope that he'll find a landing spot?

"I mean, of course," he said. "I feel like me and Chip had a good player-coach relationship, and I'd love to play for the Eagles, so we'll see what happens."

Lyerla (6-5, 246) finished with 34 catches for 565 yards and 11 touchdowns in two-plus seasons at Oregon. His athletic gifts are undeniable but his numbers (save the catch-to-touchdown ratio) are unspectacular. In several respects, the NFL team that invests in him will be taking a leap of faith.

"He's probably a first- or second-round talent," said Mike Mayock, via Oregon Live.  "Whether or not he gets drafted is part of the process going forward. Because of the talent, there will be be somebody on the third day that says, 'OK, we're now at the risk/reward part of the program where we're willing to invest a fifth-round pick in this kid because he's a first-round talent.'"

Because of the legal matters, the Hillsboro, Oregon native was not able to train for this combine as much as he would have liked. It will be interesting to see how he tests this week -- both physically and in the interview process -- and how it all plays out for Kelly's former pupil.

"As much as I hate to say it, I think some of the mishaps that happened and me getting in trouble probably is the best thing that's happened to me," he said, "because it really put me at a point in place and gave me time to self reflect and just really helped me realize exactly what I want."

WHAT YOU MISSED

Could we be looking at a "stop-gap" situation at safety in 2014? Howie Roseman brought up the possibility.

Might Chris Clemons be the answer if they do go mid-level? Sheil explores. 

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert on identifying a good 3-4 outside linebacker. 

Kapadia with three things to be on the lookout for at the combine.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Roseman also made it clear that talk about quarterback competition is not a reflection on Nick Foles or his standing as the starting quarterback. From Reuben Frank:

Until now, Kelly and Roseman had been muted in their support of Foles, qualifying their praise of the 24-year-old second-year quarterback with comments about competition at quarterback and the possibility of drafting a quarterback.

But this was pretty definitive.

“I think that we have tremendous support for Nick,” Roseman said in a chat with Philly writers covering the combine. “I think we’ve been unquestioned about Nick. Even when we talk about Mike Vick, that there’s not an opportunity for a starting spot here, I think that’s a reflection on Nick Foles and where he is in his career.

Phil Sheridan mentions Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy as a possible target for the Eagles.

Everybody is talking about his teammate, Michael Sam, but Ealy is the Mizzou player most likely to go in the first round. At 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, Ealy is closer to Chip Kelly’s physical specs.

Mayock has Ealy as his second highest-rated defensive end, behind only Jadeveon Clowney. But NFL Network’s Nolan Nawrocki says Ealy “could also draw looks as a 3-4 rush linebacker.” The combine will give Roseman, Kelly and defensive coordinator Bill Davis a firsthand look at him.

COMING UP

More from Indianapolis, including a closer look at how the Eagles are viewing the wide receiver situation.

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  • UKEagle99

    I guess only CK knows how he feels about this kid. Hopefully the light has come on and he really does keep on the straight and narrow and is not just saying what people want to hear.

    I originally posted this is yesterdays thread but probably missed the boat due to the time difference so I’ll repeat it here, for what it’s worth.

    ***************************************************************************************

    With the combine upon us and the 2014 draft firmly in mind I thought I would stick pins in my eyes and have a look back through our last 4 draft classes and also review the front office in so far as what has changed. I apologise in advance for the wincing and grimacing that years 2010 & 2011 will no doubt bring.

    The major changes between these two ‘eras’ are;

    1) Banner gone, Roseman promoted
    2) Grigson gone, 2 Toms Donahoe & later Gamble replaced him
    3) Rick Mueller hired as Player Personnel Executive

    When you look at it like this the difference is night and day.

    2010/11 Front Office
    Chairman/CEO – Jeffrey Lurie
    President – Joe Banner
    General Manager – Howie Roseman
    Director of Player Personnel – Ryan Grigson
    Director of Pro Personnel – Louis Riddick
    Assistant Director of College Scouting – Anthony Patch
    Head Coach/Executive Vice President of Football Operations – Andy Reid

    Drafted 2010 | 2011
    1st, Graham DE | Watkins G
    2nd, Allen S | Jarrett S
    3rd, Te-o-Neshiem DE | Marsh CB
    4th, Lindley CB, Clayton OLB, Kafka QB, Harbor TE | Matthews TO*, Henery K
    5th, Sapp DE, Cooper WR | Lewis RB, Vandervelde G
    6th, Scott RB | Kelce C, Rolle LB
    7th, Chaney LB, Owens DT, Coleman S | Lloyd Jr LB, Havili FB
    *TO = Talentless One

    2012/2013 Front office
    Chairman/CEO – Jeffrey Lurie
    President – Don Smolenski
    General Manager – Howie Roseman
    Senior Football Advisor – Tom Donahoe | Tom Gamble
    Director of Pro Personnel – Louis Riddick
    Assistant Director of Pro Scouting – Ed Marynowitz
    Director of College Scouting – Anthony Patch
    Player Personnel Executive – Rick Mueller
    Head Coach – Andy Reid | Chip Kelly

    Drafted 2012 | 2013
    1st, Cox DT | Johnson OT
    2nd, Kendricks LB, Curry DE | Ertz TE
    3rd, Foles QB | Logan DT
    4th, Boyking CB | Barkley QB
    5th, Kelly OT | Wolff S
    6th, McNutt WR, Washington OG | None
    7th, Brown RB | Kruger DE, Poyer CB, King DT

    The 2010/11 drafts produced 2 starter calibre players (Allen, OK I may be being generous & Cooper, maybe 3 if you count Graham) and 2 to 3 backups (Marsh, Coleman, Graham).

    The 2012/2013 Drafts have so far netted us 6 maybe 7 starters (Cox, Johnson, Kendricks, Foles, Logan, Boyking (yes I am counting him as a starter), Wolff(?) and 4 solid backups, *1 of which is heir apparant to a starting role (Curry, Etrz*, Kelly, Brown). Jury is still out on Barkley, Kruger but they remain on the team, something 3rd rounder T’eo didn’t accomplish.

    On a 53 man roster the last 2 draft classes account for 21% of the team, that’s a good ratio.

    Until they prove me wrong, I have a lot of faith in these guys to “put us in a better position to win”. That said it is glaringly obvious we need moves at safety above and beyond any other position. We could make do at OLB (yes ideally we want an heir to Cole and a general upgrade/depth) but not at safety, we need talent!

    • GEAGLE

      Good stuff euro brother…

    • G_WallyHunter

      This is fantastic, thanks, comments like these are a big plus to this wonderful site. Concrete evidence like this that really shows how much faith we should have in the newly alligned front office.I haven’t been this excited for a draft since (ill leave his name out of this text) 2010 when we were about to land a killer defensive back.

      • NickS1

        I’ll do it. I don’t care. I’m going to be bitter until the day Howie rectifies Banner’s mistake. EARL THOMAS.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Oh well then, you went and did it. Hopefully this rectification occurs this year so it doesn’t sting so much in future references because quite frankly, I’ve (we’ve all) had enough!!

          • GEAGLE

            I can’t even imagine what it will be like to spend another 365 days bitching about the safety position. We have been crying about this it seems like forever …. When will the drought end? Cut a starter and sign Byrd if you have to, I’d rather bitch about another position then keep living in this never ending safety nightmare with guys like Chung acting a fool, going “Full retarded), Ernie Simmsing our own players….I’d give an arm for Quentin Mikkell right about now…this has to end

          • NickS1

            You’d make Token a happy camper by cutting ‘Meco and signing Byrd.

          • GEAGLE

            Who was that jackass that was sticking up for Florio the other day? Lol Florio has a story up right now, that Byrd might follow the bills DC to Cleveland, and they would let Ward walk and sign Byrd lol….like how could anyone allow that crap on their “news” site? It’s like the dumbest thing I heard since Juan Castillo was named DC

          • NickS1

            I’m not sticking up for Florio or the person who shared, but such a theory is far from out of the realm of possibilities. It’s not like Pettine is some a-hole coach that no one wants to play for.

            To me, the story is dumb for two reasons: Timing and the Browns’ cap situation, specifically, they have Haden and Mack to pay as well. Last day to use the tag is March 3, so stories like this hold no weight until March 4. March 4 happens and neither get the tag, let Florio publish this garbage. The only thing we care about is that BOTH hit the market. They hit the market, and we’re all going nuts.

          • BrickSquadMonopoly

            Speak for yourself when referencing crying. Men don’t cry.

          • NickS1

            It’s becoming more of a running joke for me, when discussing Graham/Thomas. I’m bitter, but to the point that our handling the safety situation has become comical. Being actually angry about it is senseless at this point. We all know it’s never going to be let go in Philadelphia, so embrace it and try to have fun with it.

        • Tom W

          Stop reliving past mistakes … does nothing but make most philadelphians more fickle and angry and negative than usual.

          • NickS1

            I’m good with re-living this one. There’s a host of others I let go, like the rest most of Andy’s drafting, but this is fun to hold on to. It’s more of a joke at this point. But thanks for the advice.

  • TNA

    Wouldn’t be a bad fit. Athletically, it’d be like Gronk and Hernandez for the next 5-6 years at least.

    The way I think things are shaking out, neither Coop or Maclin are coming back unless they accept a below-market deal from the Eagles. And with the plethora of WRs in the draft, their market value is relatively low compared to other draft years. I would hate to be part of this WR class-especially when they hit free agency. Supply could outstrip demand. If I were the Eagles I would only extend or offer WR contracts to expire when this draft class is eligible to become unrestricted FAs.

    In lieu of spending money on Coop or Maclin, they could spend it on paying a FA and save the rest for the extensions that are coming up over the next few years. So if the market shakes out in the Eagles favor, we should end up with either a stud LB or a stud Safety or both. Especially because there isn’t great talent at either position in the draft. In the draft, I hope the eagles land talented WR, OL and then filler/developmental LB, DB, etc.

    • anon

      What FA do you think would be better and cheaper? People always need WRs, lots of players that look talented coming out don’t pan out in the NFL.

      • TNA

        Drafted WR would be cheaper (obviously). If this WR class is as deep as it supposedly is, then the Eagles should be able to draft a WR that should turn out better than at least Cooper. There is the issue of whether it’s better to roll the dice as opposed to holding on to a known quantity (with additional cost of at least a couple million dollars), but the team has to trust its scouting and be able to evaluate that tradeoff.

    • RIP illa

      Think we’d need to find our Gronk 1st, before we can make that comparrison

      • TNA

        I was referring to Colt as the next Gronk. Just using Gronk/Hernandez as an example — not too many other teams have two stud tight ends for comparison.

  • GEAGLE

    365 days ago I was talking about spending a second round pick on this kid this year…to get a talent like this in rounds 6-UDFA would be such a score…
    ..
    You will never find a better blocker in a prospect who is such an athletic pass catcher, This kid is a bruising, willing blocker…really really hoping this kid lands in Philly.
    ..
    Ertz/Lyeria pairing could be special

    • RIP illa

      Yeah I remember that. You actually turned me on to him and I’ve wanted us to get him ever since…for the right price. This sounds so wrong, but I’m so glad he got busted w/ coke (smh to myself). I ideally hope he goes undrafted and this team get’ off it’s pompous high horse, and throw the “good character” crap outta the window. Take a chance on guys w/ questionable character and extreme athletic ability and talent on day 3!!! But something is making me uneasy about me thinking that he won’t be drafted. So hopefully we can pull a 6th round pick from outta our ass or somewhere and grab this kid.

      • GEAGLE

        Lol it is wrong, but I love that his stock has nose dived like this…people talk about not touching him unless he goes Undrafted,.well those people simply have no friggin clue what a talent this kid is…I’d be THRILLED to see us use a 6th on him…actually, this kid is such a fantastic prospect, that I wouldn’t be made if we used our second 5th to secure him…if he can put his problems behind him! he can be a serious NFL weapon..keep in mind, Lyeria didn’t lose his mind til after Chip left..Chip had him pretty much under control when he was at Oregon…

        If I could have any ducks, it would be Lyeria, and I don’t even care about his red flags…he won’t be the first kid drafted with a drug problem. If you remove all red flags, then a team like the bears doesn’t get Kyle Long. And he worked out pretty damn well

        • RIP illa

          Yup. And that’s a great point about when he started his downward spiral, and one that should be very much considered when our FO goes over him and his situation. If Chip doesn’t think he’s a Cancer or outta control…then Howie needs to get him.

          • GEAGLE

            Lol hopefully he gets arrested again and goes undrafted(jk lol)
            ..
            Austin Sefarian Jenkins had some impressive measurements at the combine! freak OL type arm length, 80 inch wingspan…The 6’7 TE from Notre Dame has been making some noise…but I’d rather have Fiedorowicz as a 6’7 redzone threat

          • NickS1

            I’m not going to nitpick Fiedorowicz or Niklas, but Niklas is a stud and couldn’t even maximize his talents with Rees throwing him the ball.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            Crockett Gilmore can be added to that list.
            Lots of day 3 tight ends if they’re interested

          • GEAGLE

            Colt is no day 3 TE…he is a top talent who will fall to day 3, that’s very different then Crockett gilmore

        • anon

          Lot of talent, very little production — even while Chip was there. Of course he’d love to be an Eagle he’d love to get drafted period. I’m sure he’d love to be a [enter team name here]; especially if his combine performance is off.

          • Maggie

            Wondered when someone was going to notice the “little production” amidst all the glorifying his size. And maybe a few days on the road gang joggled his brain. Also wonder what his “personal reasons” were for leaving the team? That’s at least 2 caution signs.

      • GEAGLE

        And if you want an Eagles Duck target for next year….start keeping an eye on Oregon OG Hironiss Grasu…he could end up being the number 1 guard in the 2015 draft, and a prime candidate to replace herremans

        • Clamdigger

          Police found a text on Lyeria’s phone from a Philadelphia area code; “yo colt, take a break and do some coke. c u in philly”

          • GEAGLE

            Hahaha!!!

          • BrickSquadMonopoly

            You really are something geags.

    • dmancine9

      music to my ears

    • Michael Deen

      You have been mentioning this dude forever and getting him later in the draft seems like it would be a steal. Thanks for that… However, one thing is driving me insane –
      l-y-e-r-L-a – LA LA LA LA LA LA. There is no i anywhere in his name my man!

      • GEAGLE

        Like the spelling of FOles my autocorrect spells his name like that..people know who I mean, so I just leave it

        • Michael Deen

          Are you implying every comment you write on here is from a mobile device? If that is the case – you are ridiculously dedicated…

          • GEAGLE

            No, mostly my IPad, which has the same autocorrect

          • BrickSquadMonopoly

            It makes no difference. The dedication is of top tier elite status.

  • GEAGLE

    Kony Ealy is going to have a monster combine and get himself picked in the top 15. After Clowney, he is the best 4-3DE prospect. Kind of feel bad for Kony, he is going to have to answer a million questions about Micheal Sam this week…Kony can end up playing I himself into #6 overall…so I’m not exactly sure what the hell Sheridan is talking about..could the Eagles like him? Well yeah!! If a kid who was supposed t go #6 falls all the way to 22, I’m sure the Eagles would want him lol….

    Kony is going to do big things at the combine

    • RIP illa

      There’s been a bunch of mocks w/ him possibly landing to us. Prolly just off the assumption of the way the draft plays out per position in round one. Ealy is still very green and is considered more of an upside guy than actual pro ready, day one guy. Yet still, upside/high ceiling guys do go real high. I just don’t want F’n Dallas or New York getting their grubby little hands on him!!!

      • GEAGLE

        I would hate to see him land in our division….hopefully he beasts the combine and goes top 10 to Atlanta..with so many 4-3 teams picking from 10-20, he would never make it to us,,,all those 4-3 teams will pass on Barr for Kony, I just don’t see how he could last to us….

        I can even envision a scenario where Clowney is picked top two, and Kony ends up being picked before both Mack and barr(due to teams needing DE more then OLB at the top)

        I like Ealy a lot. Do I know that he can be an OLB? No, I don’t,,.but if he is disruptive enough off the edge, then u deal with him not being able to drop in coverage,,,I suspect he doesn’t have enough bend to play OLB, but the combine should be very interesting for him…I hope this kid gets the attention he deserves and doesn’t spend his combine talking about Sam

        • NickS1

          Saw on CBS sports that Carolina may let Hardy walk. Granted, this was a Prisco article, so they’ll probably sign him tomorrow. But, he noted the possibility that Hardy might land in division he does walk. Wonder if TB or ATL would pick him up AND still draft Ealy. Would certainly be a nice upgrade to ATLs pass rush.

          • GEAGLE

            No, it seems real…seems like Carolina will let all their free agents hit the market…if they don’t extend hardy, they won’t outbid teams for him when he hits the market. They have an insane amount of money tied into Charles Johnson, the other DE…if they keep Hardy, it will be an extension before the start of free agency..if he hits the market, he is gone….Hardy isn’t giving any discounts..he wants to be super paid…like RIP said, as long as he doesn’t land on the cowboys or Giants, I’m happy

          • NickS1

            Yeah I hear that. I was messing with a buddy of mine who’s a Dallas fan (frontrunner) and he was jokingly excited about winning the coin flip against the Ravens for the #16 pick. I told him I have no clue why he’s excited, Jerry’s just going to draft a first round punter to go with the kicker signed through 2020…. In all seriousness, best move Jerry could make would be to trade out of the first. Don’t think he’s that smart, though. Thank God.

          • GEAGLE

            Jerry always good for some draft comic relief…I’m trying to start pairing first round prospects with the teams that probably end up drafting them, so far I have:
            CJ Mosely falling to GB
            Ravens taking Cyrus Koudjo..

            Anyone got any prospects we can likely pair with a first round team?

            Btw, I’m really really starting to think Barr could be on the board at 22….flawed prospect, raw as he’ll hurt by his position not being needed in between 10-20. I keep forgetting that Ray Horton is now with the titans! and he would love Barr as his predator! but I have a feeling titans won’t be able to pass when they see a top OT prospect still on the board

          • NickS1

            Not that I take it as gospel, but I heard the Steelers will be taking a long look at Mike Evans, and could be hoping that Watkins falls. They need someone to pair with Brown, especially with Sanders likely gone.

          • GEAGLE

            Oh the steelers definitely won’t pass on Evans if he is on the board…but I’m starting to get the impression that Evans is going to run much faster then people expect and shoot into 8-15 range, but the steelers would definitely rush to the podium if he is still on the board, problem is, I don’t know if he gets passed the Rams at 12…

            This is such a deep draft class, it’s crazy..OT position alone shows how deep this class is. last year, OL dominated the top of the draft. This years OT prospects are better then last years, yet they could get pushed to the 10-20 range because of the quality in this draft…I’m expecting a straight up OT feeding frenzy in 10-20 so it’s going to push some serious prospects who fell out of gene top 10 down to the 20s…we should have a good opportunity to get the second or 3rd best prospect at a position of need…

            Hoping we handle our business in free agency. Because right now I don’t see any way around drafting a OLB, S and WR in the first 5 rounds, and I would like more flexibility then that..

          • NickS1

            Funny, I was thinking about this last night when I was replying to someone about it just all depends on the shakeout. I tend to think that we will see an OL heavy first half of the first round. So hopefully that 3rd or 4th best OLB prospect falls…… Even if we get a safety in FA I think we draft one by round five again, likely in round four or five. But I think we’re drafting those three positions in the first five rounds no matter what, possibly 2LBs or 2WRs. How we get there is the question. I’m to the point where I almost don’t want a pick before pick 28 because I want to stockpile picks in rounds 2-4. That’s assuming someone we absolutely love doesn’t drop to 22.

          • GEAGLE

            Hey, I’m with you…I’d rather not pick in round 1, then have an awesome talent like Barr fall to us at 22. Round two and three is so stacked with talent. In like two years our coaches will no longer know all the college prospects better then everyone so I’m trying to draft as many kids as possible while our coaches still enjoy that advantage, and While we still have Gambles input.
            ..
            trading out of round 1 for me is the ideal scenario. Niners keep getting close but no cigar, hoping they abandon their strategy of stock PIling draft and stash players, push their chips all in and try to add kids that help them get over the top next year. I really want both of Their second round picks…wouldn’t mind Cleveland giving up a two,three and a four for #22 and a 5th…
            ,..
            Maybe Bellicek is desperate to add weapons and wants to trade up…Like you said, gotta ATleast get down to #28-#29

          • GEAGLE

            Wonder if teams like the steelers or ravens will try to trade up to secure Evans

          • NickS1

            Neither would shock me. Both have QBs that need weapons.

          • GEAGLE

            Thinking the jets might be an important team. They are one of the few teams in 10-20 that don’t need to go OL or DL. If they do what they are supposed to do and take the best pass catcher left whether it’s Ebron or Marquis Lee I’ll be happy, because I worry about them snatching up a falling top defensive talent like they did with Sheldon last year. If the jets don’t snatch up a falling Barr, he is going to ATleast make it down to 20..

            Im expecting Dallas to go Ol, DL or safety, and we know Miami has no choice but to take a linemen
            ..
            Friggin Rams are in position to have an amazing draft thanks to the skins,,if the Rams don’t take a QB, they could end up with two players they considered taking with the #2 pick…

          • NickS1

            Yeah, if they decide to keep Bradford, who was having a good season before being injured last year (granted, against one of the weakest first half schedules), I’d imagine they’re at least listening to offers for their early pick.

          • GEAGLE

            I’d assume Atlanta trades up to 2 IF the texans don’t draft Clowney. Falcons desperate for pass rush and they are always aggressive in the draft..I guess the Rams could surprise no take a QB at 2..but there is really no reason for them to draft one of the OTs that high, so unless it’s Clowney or a QB, I would assume someone else is picking at #2…of course someone could trade up to secure manziel

          • Tom W

            Dont see how Barr gets past the Cards or Pack .. we will need to get past them if we aren’t trading back or waiting for Benjamin. Worried Chip takes Lee at 22.

          • GEAGLE

            I worry about Lee too

          • All Hail Howie

            Relax and don’t get your panties in a bunch. Chip and Howie know what they’re doing much better then a bunch of idiots on a website. If he takes Marqise Lee at 22, its because he played against him in the pack 12.

            I swear, Philly football fans can be so stupid, worrying about every little thing the Eagles do. They have a great plan, just sit back and enjoy.

          • Tom W

            Blow me nitwit. We all know he played in the pac 10 and well against Oregon in 2012. But I am more concerned that Lee has injury problems, is a bit of a diva, and doesn’t add the big wr we need, when we already have djax signed for another 3 years.
            But thanks for hopping in, adding nothing to the conversation, and acting all big and tough on the internet. Other than that, great post.

          • All Hail Howie

            Just another disgruntled Philly guy that thinks he knows better than the coach and general managar. Sometimes I hate to be an Eagles fan, because of know nothings worrying about stuff like this. if he’s injury prone. Don’t you think the managment team has that covered. Team doctors? Just sit back, enjoy the rain of the chippah, and by some merchandise now, before all the bandwagonners get it.

          • Maggie

            “reign of the Chippah”, “buy” some merchandise. Otherwise, agree.

          • GEAGLE

            Bears will cut Peppers, so doubt Kony would ever get passed them
            ..
            If Hardy isn’t franchised, he is as good as gone

  • GEAGLE

    What happens at the combine today? If I’m not mistaken, drills don’t start til tomorrow (TEs are up first), and guys were measured yesterday, so what happens at the combine today?

    • Token

      Weigh ins etc… for QBs, RBs and WRs I believe.

  • Token

    Good to know. So if he hits UDFA he is coming here.

  • Richard Colton

    I don’t draft Kony
    I draft Dee Ford

    International, bring back the Concord

    Dee Ford

    • NickS1

      Where has Howie been?
      It’s the offseason
      It’s Byrd time in no time
      Put all that green in

      • Richard Colton

        yea. you win.

        • NickS1

          Nah, you originated it. I’ve been at my desk trying to continue it, but ultimately decided to not ruin a good thing.

  • Tom W

    I think drafting COlt is a no-brainer if Chip is comfortable. You can’t get that type of freakish upside athlete too often … let alone in mid rounds. 4th or 5th I dont really care

  • Kev_H

    I’d stay away from this guy. See if he can rehab somewhere else.

  • Aaron

    Lyerla could be a steal in the later rounds for whichever team picks him because of the off the field issues.