Colt Lyerla caught and jumped -- but that was all Wednesday afternoon

Colt Lyerla caught and jumped -- but that was all Wednesday afternoon
March 12, 2014, 3:30 pm
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DJ Adams: Thoughts on PSU pro day

Colt Lyerla, on the advice of his agent, did not speak to the media Wednesday afternoon at Portland State's NFL Pro Day, on campus at Stott Community Field.

But the former Oregon tight end let his ability do the talking as he ran pass patterns and caught every ball thrown his way. He also did the standing long jump for the few scouts in attendance. He passed up the rest of the usual Pro-Day tests, which he'd already done at the recent NFL Combine.

Portland State's DJ Adams, a third-team FCS All-America selection, was impressive in his workout and expects to be taken somewhere in the NFL draft. He has several private workouts scheduled with NFL teams.

PSU's Pro Day -- a chance for players who didn't participate in the Combine to impress NFL scouts -- did not draw the usual crowd of the league's scouts. Representatives from Denver, San Francisco and Green Bay where there, along with the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos and B.C. Lions. A late conflict with the USC Pro Day contributed to that situation.

Lyerla, who left the Ducks during last season, was invited by PSU to participate in its pro day as a courtesy to the Hillsboro resident. He had sensational Combine scores in the long jump, vertical jump and 40-yard dash.