Married. His brother, Cody, played defensive tackle at Southern Utah and latched on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Tyler was a two-way lineman who also lettered in basketball as a Utah prep. Appeared in two games as a freshman in 2009 but strained his left MCL and redshirted. Started all 51 games at center from 2010-13. Played through a herniated disc injury in 2012, had postseason surgery and sat out 2013 spring practice while recovering. Rimington finalist in 2013, the third straight year he earned first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors.
Excellent size -- sheer mass to wall off. Generally holds his ground. Can sit and anchor and replace his hands. Good awareness. Consistent gun snaps. Was a rock for the Aggies, starting 51 career games.
Has short arms and struggles to sustain. Not explosive or powerful. Very average athleticism and flexibility to maneuver and torque. Limited lateral quickness to slide and recover. Too easily tossed aside and cannot recover. Slow-footed -- struggles to cut off fast flowing linebackers. Not a nasty mauler. Measured the shortest wingspan of any offensive lineman at the combine.
Big, experienced, wall-off zone blocker with a ceiling as a serviceble starter, though questionable versatility detracts from his appeal in a league offering few center-only spots. Has to be a masterful technician, given his short arms and pedestrian athleticism.