Jeff Byers

Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 310
College: USC
Birth Place: Fort Collins, Colorado
Draft: Undrafted
  • Luke Kuechly on Panthers free agent pickups: 'Those guys know what it takes'
    Panthers Wire

    Luke Kuechly on Panthers free agent pickups: 'Those guys know what it takes'

    The Carolina Panthers rolled the dice this offseason by signing a series of veteran defensive free agents. How they do during the 2017 season will in large part be decided how those moves pay out. It’s still too early to make any judgments, but for what it’s worth the defense’s best player likes what he sees so far. Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly is not only the team’s playcaller, he’s the franchise cornerstone on that side of the ball and a once-in-a-lifetime quality of player for his position. Here’s what Kuechly had to say about the veterans coming into Charlotte, per the team’s official website: They are guys that have played for a while and been successful. I like those guys. And some of

  • Yardbarker

    Buffalo Bills position battles: Wide receiver

    The Buffalo Bills head into training camp this season with plenty of jobs up for grabs.  Without clear starters at several positions, the intrigue of both camp, and the preseason, gets ramped up a bit. One of the most exciting battles of camp this year is at wide receiver, a position that’s, essentially, undergone a complete overhaul from last season.  Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin, and Justin Hunter, three of the Bills top receiving options a season ago, are gone.  That makes the number two spot next to Sammy Watkins, open for the taking. These are the guys I think are most likely to be lining up opposite Sammy Watkins come week one. Zay Jones (Rookie) – 6-2, 201 It’s safe to say, based on

  • Shaq Thompson makes Pro Football Focus all-under 25 team
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    Shaq Thompson makes Pro Football Focus all-under 25 team

    Shaq Thompson has not seen the field much since coming into the NFL two years ago. What he has done with limited playing time has impressed fans, coaches and analysts alike. Here is a look at what Thompson has done so far in his career: The Carolina Panthers linebacker was recently named one of the top 25 players in the league under the age of 25 by Brett Whitefield at Pro Football Focus. Despite playing limited snaps through his first two seasons, no linebacker under the age of 25 has graded better on a per-snap basis than Shaq Thompson in Carolina. Thompson notched 30 defensive stops in 2016 on just 533 total snaps, and wasn’t beat for a pass longer than 22 yards all season. With an aging Thomas