As Bills enthusiasts we may disagree on whether or not to spend one of our top 2, oh so valuable picks on a TE. But we can agree that giving E.J. a big mismatch target would be nice. I am aware of his personality issues, but when you can potentially grab a first round talent in the 4th round or even later, you had better seriously consider it. One guy typically cant poison an entire locker room and if he does, you let him go, just another late round bust. Then consider his potential! He was a consensus top TE prospect awhile back. I quote from Walterfootball.com:
"For the next level, Lyerla looks like a serious mismatch weapon. He has the ability to line up in a variety of places, so offensive coaches can use his special skills to exploit weaknesses in pass coverage. Lyerla looks like a perfect fit for an aerial NFL offense that likes to utilize the tight end."
"As a receiver, Lyerla is an asset. He has good hands and is a strong route-runner. Lyerla gets off the line quickly and is adept at finding soft spots in zone coverage. He is a real weapon in the middle of the field running slant routes and getting deep down the seam. Quarterbacks also have used Lyerla as a nice check-down option in the flat; he generally rewards them with yards after the catch."
"Lyerla has great quickness to gain separation in his route-running with a second gear to burst into the open field after making a reception. He is extremely explosive as a receiver and his speed takes defenses by surprise. Lyerla is tough to bring down once the ball is in his hands. He sheds lots of tackles and carries defensive backs for extra yards before going down. Lyerla is a physical runner who can punish defenders"
What do you think Bills fans? Is this guy worth a roll of the dice or what?