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5 Things to Know About Caushaud Lyons

Get to know the newly-signed defensive lineman out of Tusculum.

A gallery of some of the college free agents the Buccaneers signed after the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft.


1. He was one of the best Division II linemen in the country.
Lyons was a finalist for the Gene Upshaw award in 2014, which is given annually to the best Division II lineman in the nation.

2. Analysts projected him to be drafted. graded Lyons as a sixth or seventh-round prospect. "Big and raw with a tremendous amount to learn about playing the position, but with the athleticism and talent that warrants close inspection," they wrote. "Lyons is lacking many of the basics needed at the position and a team will have to have a plan for him that involves teaching and a great deal of patience. If he can learn to use his hands properly and add a little more nasty, he could become an intriguing 3­-4 defensive end down the line."

3. He lives in the weight room.
Lyons' 325-pound clean was the most among his teammates at Tusculum. He also recorded a 475-pound bench press and 600-pound squat. In his bio on Tusculum's website, Lyons said he would like to one day own a gym.

4. He had an impressive pro day.
Lyons ran a 4.87-second 40-yard dash at his pro day along with a 30.5-inch vertical jump and 10-foot broad jump.

5. He was a multi-sport athlete growing up.
In addition to football, Lyons played basketball and ran track when he was younger.

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