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Colt Lyerla worth a late round pick?

Originally posted by Buchy:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
No. But If he's undrafted I would be cool with bringing him in as a UDFA to see if he can get his s**t together.


Yeah but if you wait for him as an UDFA you are competing against every other team in the league. We've got four 7th round picks and a stacked roster, rather than taking a shot on someone who might not make it talent wise I'd rather take a shot on someone with off field issues that could be a star, even if we have to pay for a minder for him to babysit 24/7.

The guy could be a monster, he needs his life straightened out but I think we have the locker room and FO to do that.

Edit: Look what we did with Boone and with Aldon!!

True, but neither Aldon or Boone quit on his team "for his own benefit" or (to our knowledge) had a coke problem. Those are more than just red flags, IMO.
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Originally posted by Buchy:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
No. But If he's undrafted I would be cool with bringing him in as a UDFA to see if he can get his s**t together.


Yeah but if you wait for him as an UDFA you are competing against every other team in the league. We've got four 7th round picks and a stacked roster, rather than taking a shot on someone who might not make it talent wise I'd rather take a shot on someone with off field issues that could be a star, even if we have to pay for a minder for him to babysit 24/7.

The guy could be a monster, he needs his life straightened out but I think we have the locker room and FO to do that.

Edit: Look what we did with Boone and with Aldon!!

The players need to focus on playing football, not babysitting this guy.

The coaches need to work on improving their craft.

No thanks.
[ Edited by buck on Feb 20, 2014 at 9:43 AM ]
If he goes undrafted we should sign him put him on IR make him go through rehab and let him compete in 2015. Btw I'm excited to see Derek Carrier compete with Celek for 3 TE, I've heard good things.
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
True, but neither Aldon or Boone quit on his team "for his own benefit" or (to our knowledge) had a coke problem. Those are more than just red flags, IMO.

He's a PR disaster waiting to happen too, his comments after the Newtown shooting were beyond the pale. I seriously think he's got some sort of bipolar disorder. He'd be worth a look in the 7th or as a UDFA, but nothing more than that.
I don't think you realize how much of a steal this kid is going to be.

I put my whole reputation as a football fan and poster, that if he cleans up he will be a pro-bowler within 3 years of playing in the NFL.
Originally posted by Quest4six:
I don't think you realize how much of a steal this kid is going to be.

I put my whole reputation as a football fan and poster, that if he cleans up he will be a pro-bowler within 3 years of playing in the NFL.

And you are, who?

Kidding man...there's no questioning his talent and potential as a football player. I hope he cleans up his act for his sake and does what you say, but the odds of him getting his life in order and reaching his full potential aren't real good based on his actions so far.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Feb 20, 2014 at 11:43 AM ]
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what happens when you give a bunch of money to someone who loves coke?
Originally posted by xcfan:
what happens when you give a bunch of money to someone who loves coke?


If it's a late round pick then yes you pick him. 5th round and beyond he's worth a pick, look what New England got out of a fourth rounder with Aaron Hernandez. And Lyerla is most likely not going to end up like Hernandez, but his career could end due to drugs. He is a 1st-2nd round talent with a discount bin brain in terms of decisions off the field. He could be the h-back this team has needed since Delanie left.
Target him in the 5-7 round and use him as a H-back 3rd TE. He's a beast.
It might be worth spending a 7th on him if he gets that far to make sure someone like Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees doesn't get to throw at him.
Will never happen. Neeeeever eeeeeever happen. Harbs doesn't want quitters.
Originally posted by WINiner:
Will never happen. Neeeeever eeeeeever happen. Harbs doesn't want quitters.

This. Guys, players that have drug problems, abuse their spouses, get DUIs ... they are all worth a shot IF they are also good teammates and come to work every day to work hard. That's what players and coaches alike say about players with off the field issues. But quit on your team? Nope. This guy quit on his team mid season.
Do we really want this on our team? Do the coaches of a Super Bowl-contending team really want/need to deal with a distraction like this?

He really struggles when he gets away from a structured environment. In fact, the coaching staff constantly worried about his whereabouts and dealings whenever he was away from campus on extended breaks. ~NFC Scout
Bowman had some drug possesion problems. Look at him now. Get Lyerla we need our H-back for the future.