Oklahoma State got more bad news on Monday, although this one was a bit more expected, as Tyler Lacy announced he’s skipping the Guaranteed Rate Bowl to prepare for the 2023 NFL Draft.
Lacy made the announcement on Twitter on Monday night, saying in part, “The last few weeks have been tough as I’ve been recovering from an injury that an expert advised will keep me sidelined for a few more weeks. For that reason, I regrettably will not be able to take the field with my brothers for one last ride. Rather, I will focus my efforts on fully healing, and preparing myself to officially enter the 2023 NFL Draft.”
He appeared to possibly take a slight shot at teammates who bailed for the transfer portal on Monday, ending his statement by saying, “I remain Forever Loyal and True, and I will be cheering with Cowboy Nation as we finish off the season with a WIN!”
Lacy is a 6’4”, 285-pound defensive end from Texas, who has 27 tackles and three sacks on the season. Last season, he finished with 34 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles.
Lacy was an integral part of the defensive line that was expected to be a strength of this team coming into the season. The 2023 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 27th, in Kansas City.