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Grade
5.05 ?
  • 4.76 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 109.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.20 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 29 3/4" Arm Length
  • 217LBS. Weight
  • 8 7/8" Hands

Overview

Third in Heisman voting in 2013. Two-time AP All-American (2012-13). 2013: Became fifth player in NCAA history with 20-plus rushing and passing TDs. Semifinalist for the Walter Camp and Davey O'Brien Award. Broke NCAA single-game QB rushing record at WMU (321). 2012: Second-team AP All-American (all-around player). Broke 4 NCAA, two MAC, and 14 school records in first year as starter. Led school to first BCS berth ever for a MAC school. Seventh in Heisman voting. Set NCAA FBS record for rushing yards and 100-yard games (12) by a QB. Accounted for 44 TDs. 2011: Served as backup behind Chandler Harnish. Played in 13 games as a change-of-pace QB. 2010: Served as backup behind Harnish. Played in 9 games, often for a series or two. 2009: Redshirted. High School: Played safety on USA Football’s 2009 gold medal-winning junior national team.

Analysis

Strengths

Highly competitive and passionate about the game. Tough, physical runner -- drops his shoulder and barrels through contact with determination. Very good straight-line speed. Exceptional production. Outstanding work habits. Carried the offense and willed the team to victory.

Weaknesses

Is short and operates heavily in the gun in an offense that features rolling pockets that allow him to see the field more clearly. Many of his throws involve simplified, one-look reads to stationary targets. Tends to bird-dog his primary target. Is jittery and quick to tuck and run in the pocket. Accuracy is sporadic at each layer, short to deep. Must improve timing and anticipation.

Bottom Line

A tough, competitive, hardworking spread-option college quarterback, Lynch threatens opponents more with his legs than his arm and will require time to adapt to an NFL-style, progression-read offense if he is to remain under center in the pros. Could contend for a job as a No. 3 quarterback if he learns to refine his passing instincts. Developmental project who may bring the most value as a practice-squad, read-option quarterback. Toughness and competitiveness could translate to the fullback or box safety positions.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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