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    Lyons Signs With Steelers
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    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that former Mountaineer wide receiver Wes Lyons has signed a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    This is the first NFL contract Lyons has signed in his career. He had a workout with the New York Jets before the start of last season and did not play in the NFL this past season. He worked out for the Black and Gold this past December.

    In his four years at WVU, Lyons compiled 42 receptions for 517 yards. He will join former West Virginia teammates Ryan Mundy and Mortty Ivy in Pittsburgh.

    Lyons is a Pittsburgh native and attended Woodland Hills High School.

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    Wes Lyons: The Breakout Star That Never Shined
    By Danny Flynn (Featured Columnist) on March 31, 2010 479
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/3...t-never-shined

    6‘8"

    That was most likely the first thing that stuck out to fans about Wes Lyons, his height.

    The Pennsylvania native came to Morgantown as a freshman with a frame and build that was certainly intriguing to say the least.

    After spurning big name programs such as Ohio State, Miami, and Oklahoma, Lyons came in with the attached expectations that he could become another big-play wide receiver in the mold of Chris Henry.

    It was accepted that it would take time for the tall and talented youngster to grow into his body and mature but many figured once he did, he could be dominant. If he could add some muscle to his lanky frame, Wes Lyons looked like he could be the type of receiver that few college defensive backs could tango with.

    Many expected that given his size, Lyons could be a tremendous asset as a red zone target early on in his career.

    However, the snaps and opportunities were scarce throughout the beginning of his tenure and Wes could only manage a total of 11 catches in his first two seasons. Even with limited chances, Rich Rodriguez employed a steady run first spread attack that didn’t exactly allow for breakout games from his wide receivers.

    When Rodriguez departed and Bill Stewart came in, promising a new passing element to the offense, there seemed to be a sense that Wes’s fortunes could change. The departure of top receiver Darius Reynaud only seemed to open things up even more.

    It looked like his junior year would finally be the one where the “what’s the deal with Wes Lyons” questions would be answered.

    New receivers did emerge in Jeff Mullen’s refined version of the spread, but those receivers were Alric Arnett and Jock Sanders. Lyons spent the season once again as an afterthought, finishing with a disappointing 11 total catches.

    Lyons had failed to live up to expectations. He had done nothing in his first three years to show that he was anything but an unmitigated bust. The questions still persisted and the receiver had only his senior year left to prove his doubters and critics wrong.

    After drawing rave reviews in spring practices, it looked like Wes was finally going to put it all together. It seemed he was waiting for his senior year to finally have the breakout type season many had been waiting for.

    It was not to be though. The hopes would go unfulfilled.

    During his final season, Lyons at times showed a few flashes of what could have been, but in general it was another season of very little impact. His most important contribution to the team would come primarily as a blocker in the slot receiver position.

    The once great potential red zone threat would end his career without a touchdown in a Mountaineer uniform. He would end his career like many before him, as just another highly regarded player who let his potential fall by the wayside.
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    Default Re: Former Mountaineer wide receiver Lyons Signs With Steelers

    Sounds like another Limas Sweed sighting to me.

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    Default Re: Former Mountaineer wide receiver Lyons Signs With Steelers

    For Four years I heard each and every spring that Lyons was the breakout player, how he was the best player in Spring practices.. and how the fade would be become a huge part of the offense...and it never materialized....

    Maybe the Steelers can coach him up, but as a WVU fan, I wouldn't hold my breath...
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    Sounds like another Limas Sweed sighting to me.
    Only without wasting a second round pick.

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    Only without wasting a second round pick.
    Oh yea. Forgot that part.

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    Default Re: Former Mountaineer wide receiver Lyons Signs With Steelers

    Hey, wait a minute, I think we're missing it here....we bring this guy in, turn him into a DB....hell at 6'8" he's gotta a heck of a wing span.....remember all those passes rodgers threw in the super bowl that were just out of reach of our DB's....here's the answer!!! LOL!
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    Default Re: Former Mountaineer wide receiver Lyons Signs With Steelers

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    Hey, wait a minute, I think we're missing it here....we bring this guy in, turn him into a DB....hell at 6'8" he's gotta a heck of a wing span.....remember all those passes rodgers threw in the super bowl that were just out of reach of our DB's....here's the answer!!! LOL!
    That has to be it.
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