Drafted: Pick 38 of the 6th round by N.Y. Giants
Positives: Has a lean upper body with good linear speed...Shows enough quickness in and out of his breaks to gain separation...Maintains concentration on the ball going over the middle...Makes good body adjustments on the ball, using his size to work through the press coverage...Does an effective job angle blocking inside on safeties.
Negatives: Needs to extend his hands better to get a push off the defenders when trying to get upfield separation...Does not show much savvy, nor does he sell his routes...Has good height, but is only a marginal leaper...Does not show natural hands to pluck and snatch the ball (body catches)...Can not threaten the secondary after the catch due to his poor explosion turning up field...Best working on underneath routes, as he does not have the top end speed to elude in the open.
Two-year starter who was a valuable performer on the kickoff and punt coverage units...Hauled in 75 passes for 1214 yards (16.2 avg) and six touchdowns and returned four punts for 70 yards (17.5 avg), including a score and recorded 50 tackles (36 solos) with a forced fumble and five blocked kicks during his career.
Started every game, finishing second on the team with a career-high 36 receptions for 559 yards (15.5 avg) and three touchdowns, adding 25 yards on a punt return...Recorded 20 tackles (18 solos) and blocked a kick.
Brigham Young...Gained 33 yards on a pair of grabs and had a tackle.
Rhode Island...Made 3 catches for 45 yards.
Auburn...Followed with 2 receptions for 12 yards and a 2-yard score, adding 5 tackles.
Pittsburgh...Added 15 yards on a pair of catches, including a 4-yard touchdown.
Temple...Snared 3 passes for 37 yards and registered 3 solo tackles.
West Virginia...Had 4 receptions for 47 yards and posted a pair of tackles.
Central Florida...Caught 2 passes for 47 yards and a 40-yard touchdown, adding 2 tackles.
Virginia Tech...Hauled in 9 passes for a career-high 229 yards, including a 62-yarder that set up a score...His nine catches rank fifth and his 229 yards rank second on the school's game-record list...Only Scott Schwedes (249 vs. Boston College, 1985) had more yards receiving in a game for the Orangemen...Also had a solo tackle.
Miami...Closed out his career with 4 catches for 52 yards.
Played in every game, starting seven contests...Third on the team with 18 catches for 233 yards (12.9 avg)...Returned a punt 12 yards and made 10 tackles (7 solos) on special teams.
Preseason...Suffered a right hip contusion in spring drills (4/8)...Diagnosed with a left little finger PIP joint dislocation later in spring drills (4/28).
Georgia Tech...Made 7 catches for 67 yards and posted a solo tackle.
Central Florida...Added 52 yards on a pair of grabs.
Virginia Tech...Blocked a punt and returned the ball 12 yards, adding a 13-yard catch.
Temple...Registered 3 tackles and a 23-yard reception.
Auburn...Totaled 30 yards on 2 catches and made a pair of tackles.
Kansas State (Insight.com Bowl)...Blocked a punt.
Played in every game, catching 14 passes for 333 yards (23.8 avg) and three touchdowns, adding 33 yards and a score on two punt returns...Blocked three kicks, caused a fumble and posted 10 tackles (5 solos) on special teams.
Cincinnati...Made 4 catches for 70 yards and a 19-yard score.
Buffalo...Caught a two-point conversion pass and blocked a punt, returning the ball 20 yards for a touchdown.
Temple...Caused a fumble on a kickoff return and made 3 tackles, adding 40 yards on a reception.
Rutgers...Added a pair of tackles as he blocked a punt and caught a 44-yard pass.
Pittsburgh...Had 2 catches for 88 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Reserve receiver, recording 10 tackles (6 solos) on special teams while snaring seven passes for 89 yards (12.7 avg)...Bothered at mid-season with a left middle finger dislocation.
Redshirted as a freshman.
Underwent left knee arthroscopic surgeryto repair a torn meniscus after his 1996 high school season...Suffered a mallet finger (left middle) vs. Pittsburgh in 1999...Again re-injured that finger vs. Brigham Young in 2000...Bothered by a right elbow bursa sac contusion during 2000 fall drills (8/12)...Suffered a right hip contusion (4/08) and left little finger PIP joint dislocation (4/28) during 2001 spring drills...Suffered a right ankle lateral sprain in 2001 fall drills (8/16).
Campus Agility Tests
4.59 in the 40-yard dash...355-pound bench press...480-pound squat...319-pound power clean...29.5-inch vertical jump...32 3/8-inch arm length...10-inch hands...Right-handed...17/38 Wonderlic score.
Attended Montclair (N.J.) High...Blue Chip Illustrated All-American...Super Prep, Tom Lemming and Prep Star All Regional selection...Named first-team All-State, All-League and two-time All-County...Prep Star Eastern Region Super 25 selection...Had 50 receptions for 914 yards and 13 touchdowns and 157 tackles and 12 sacks during his career...Named team Offensive Player of the Year...Led team to Group 4 Section II State Champions in his junior year...Team captain as a senior...Four-year football letterwinner...Two-year track and field letterwinner.
Consumer Studies major...Son of Thelma and Jesse Tyree...Born David Mikel Tyree on 1/03/80 in Livingston, New Jersey...Resides in Montclair, New Jersey.
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