BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who posted 68 tackles and broke up two passes as a senior after 46/1/3 the previous year.
POSITIVES: Tough run-defending safety who.s at his best in the box. Quick up the field, displays a straight-line burst of speed, and chases hard to get involved in the action. Displays good awareness and above-average instincts.
NEGATIVES: Lacks top ball skills and sideline-to-sideline range. Does not consistently play under control.
ANALYSIS: Lyles has marginal size, yet he displays the toughness and wherewithal to be used in a zone system. He also has a special teams mentality, which could help him make it at the next level.