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No. 224 | San Diego Chargers (LSU)
Demetrius Byrd is another player who has a lot of football left to play.
Byrd was involved in a very serious car accident several days prior to the NFL draft, which left scouts, coaches and general managers at stand still.
He was expected to go early on day two, but fell to round seven.
Byrd played one lone year of high school football, yet still received an offer to play at Florida International University.
He opted for Pearl River Community College where he earned first-team All-American Junior College honors in his second year.
From PRCC, he joined Les Miles' program at Louisiana State University.
Byrd was a solid starter and their go-to receiver for LSU in 2007 (35, 621, 7).
His 2008 campaign was less impressive, grabbing only 37 passes, four for touchdowns, with 513 yards receiving.
If Byrd's car accident ultimately proves irrelevant, his drafting in round 7 would be considered a steal for the Chargers, a team desperate for help at the WR position.
An aging Chris Chambers and an inconsistent Vincent Jackson could both eventually pave way to Byrd, if he keeps up the commitment he has shown the media and the franchise that drafted him.