I really don't understand the love the Lyerla gets by some on here. Put all the "character issues" aside for a second.
He had 34 catches in 3 years in Oregon. He only had 25 catches and a some carries in 2012 on a offense that was going nuts. He has decent size, but NOT for an NFL TE. He's got decent speed, but he's not even really a burner for a TE. He catches with his arms and hands a lot AND let's the ball come to him. You don't get away with that in the NFL. Even without all the character issues, he just flat out wasn't productive on a prolific offense and personally I think his skills are VERY overrated.
Now throw in the fact that he posted conspiracy theories in the aftermath of Sandy Hook (and gave a BS apology basically saying he was apologetic that there was backlash and not for what he said), plead guilty to a cocaine possession AFTER leaving the team "on good terms" to "pursue his professional career," complained in the media because a coach didn't let the media know when he had the flu to cover up for him not playing, etc...
Oh and he talked s**t about Kaepernick and the 49ers on twitter after the NFC Championship game. This is a guy trying to get drafted into the NFL in 3 and half months openly talking s**t about a QB who could potentially be throwing him the ball as a professional.
He's not just a f**king idiot, his "skills" are NOT undeniable...he's a decent prospect who needs a lot work, that's not in a position to be decent at all.
[ Edited by elhebrewhammer on May 10, 2014 at 11:17 PM ]