Posts Tagged ‘Colt Lyerla’

2014 TE Prospects: Analyzing Athleticism

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Eric Ebron is the consensus #1 TE prospect, but he’s joined by a few others in the discussion for the “Best Athlete” at the position (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

The tight end position has endured a paradigm shift in recent years evolving from an athletically limited, run blocking specialist to a hybrid receiver with the separation skills of a wide out and the size of a tight end. With Rob Gronkowski being unreliable in terms of staying healthy the Pats could very well decide to supplement his elite skill set with someone who would complement as well as fill in for the man we call Gronk.

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2014 NFL Draft: Three Tight End Prospects for Patriots to Monitor in Round 1

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins has the tools to be the first tight end taken in 2014. Could he be on New England’s radar? (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

It’s September. The developments between now and next May are ever-changing. Through the college schedule and the pre-draft process, prospects’ stock will inevitably rise and fall. And the needs of all 32 franchises – including the New England Patriots – will follow suit.

While the 2014 NFL draft is eight months away, it’s never too soon to examine potential late first-round talents who could fit the criteria of head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots. And in this exercise, we’ll look at three potential Day 1 options at a position generating plenty of discussion:

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Scouting Report: TE Colt Lyerla, Oregon

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla is one possibility should New England opt to replace Aaron Hernandez early in 2014. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

Assuming New England remains dedicated to their two-tight end philosophy on offense, they may desire an athletic, versatile option in next year’s draft in order to assuage the damage created by Aaron Hernandez’s arrest and subsequent release. After the jump, one of the top junior prospects, Oregon’s Colt Lyerla, is profiled.

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