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Drafted By: Dolphins

Combine Results

Grade
5.09 ?
  • 4.82 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.38 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.35 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Lynch is a short-to-intermediate catcher; not a deep threat. He's More of an in-line blocker." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'5" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 258LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Highly recruited TE/DE who migrated from Massachusetts. As a true freshman in 2009, appeared in 11 games (one start) and recorded two catches for 17 yards (8.5-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Was redshirted in '10 in order to preserve a year of eligibility. Was used exclusively as a blocker in '11 when he played all 14 games (one start). Started 13-of-14 games in '12 and contributed 24-431-3 (18.0). Started 11-of-12 games in '13 and caught 30-459-5 (15.3). Bruised his ribs against Florida and sat out against Appalachian State. Team captain.

Analysis

Strengths

Good size. Functional short-to-intermediate target. Can adjust to throws and extend to catch. Strong and competitive after the catch. Willing to engage and compete as an in-line blocker. Has special-teams experience. Hardworking and football smart. Tough and durable.

Weaknesses

Needs to develop more finishing strength -- not yet ready to match physically 1-on-1 with NFL defensive ends. Can improve his base and leverage. Average quickness off the line. Pedestrian foot speed. Tight hips. Unsudden -- cannot separate. Shaky hands (too many drops). Needs to improve his route running. Straight-linish after the catch. Thinks he's better than he is. Will be a 24-year-old rookie.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Big, competitive, inconsistent tight end lacking special traits for the NFL game. Will have to dedicate himself as a blocker to have a chance to stick as a No. 3.
-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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