BIO: Played in eight games as a senior posting 6/62 after totaling 17/231 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Big, strong tight end best as a blocker. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage and dominant at the point of attack. Walls defenders from the action and seals running lanes open. Stays square, displays good vision and works to hit as many opponents as possible during a single snap. Some ability to redirect to the linebackers or defensive backs on the second level. Keeps his feet moving in pass protection. Adequate hands.
NEGATIVES: Not quick or explosive off the snap. Big rumbling pass catcher who lacks speed.
ANALYSIS: Sized more for the offensive line, Lyon could fit in as a third tight end who is brought onto the field during short-yardage situations.