Part-time player who moved from defensive end to tight end in Week 2 of his redshirt freshman season. Started 10 games and posted 30 receptions for 410 yards and two touchdowns during his Spartans career.
Athletic college tight end with poor production. Relatively effective pass catcher extending his hands and making the reception away from his frame. Adjusts to the errant throw, looks the pass in and nicely catches the ball on crossing patterns. Blocks with leverage, knee bend and stays square. Quick out to the 2nd level showing the ability to redirect to linebackers and block in motion. Strong at the point and gets movement run blocking.
Does not display naturally soft hands. Does not play was 40 time. Saw minimal action with the first team at Michigan State.
On paper Lyles looks like a next level starter but is behind the curve in most areas. He must quickly produce in camp this summer to make a practice squad but is worth the risk for future development.