TE Colt Lyerla

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  1. BSBEARS

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    High upside guy with lots of issues.
     
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    Worth a pick in the right round. It's a position of need and Long would help him out as far as life outside of football.
     
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    He could last all the way though and be an UDFA. With all the issues I don't know if he is worth a draft choice. Maybe our last 6th round pick.

    But the more I read about his history, he has serious baggage. After his bust for cocaine use (seen snorting coke in a parking lot by cops) and interfering with police during his arrest, he declined to enter a court supervised drug treatment program which would have guaranteed a dismissal of both charges.

    From nfldraftscout

    http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/pyrnotes.php?pyid=119336&draftyear=2014&genpos=TE

    Hopefully he has gotten his stuff together since then. But I can't understand turning down an offer like that.
     
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    The article I posted claims he wanted to leave Oregon and get away from the bad influences, which is why he turned down the Drug Court Program as he would not have been able to leave the state. Obviously I can not vouch for the truth but K. Long seems to support him so thats a positive.
     
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    I read the article and I understand that he wanted to be able to enter the NFL draft this year. My concern is that we have someone who just hit a major incident in the last 8 months or so and may not have had enough time to deal with it completely (there is a reason that some of these treatment programs are 6 - 12 months long). There will be a lot of stress and temptation as a NFL player. Any team that brings him in will need to recognize his issues and make sure he has support and continues on a positive path.

    I am not saying that I would not want him in Training Camp. Just that he would be an extremely risky investment as a 4th or 5th round draft choice.
     
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    Valid concern.
     
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    This is why I'm glad that we have people like Emery and Trestman making these decisions. I sure wouldn't want to.
     
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    The way I view drugs and football is that is very much part of the lifestyle for these collegiate athletes. Sure, there are without a doubt a lot of straight edge guys, but I've been to more than enough parties (or sessions) with these guys in attendance so I'm not going to bury my head in the sand and pretend they are or should all be saints. I won't get into addictive personalities and the virtues of getting caught relative to brain power, but I will say I have no problem with adding a guy like him if our psych and eval guys like his stuff.
     
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    I would pick him with our 7th round pick!
    get it?
     
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