Jordan Lynch intends on being the NFL's Rookie of the Year in 2014. He just doesn't have any idea what position he'll have to play to do it.
Lynch, a former quarterback at Northern Illinois, might need a position change to make an NFL roster. He worked out as a running back at the NFL Scouting Combine and even performed some defensive back drills at his pro day workout. For a borderline prospect like Lynch, these are the sort of concerns that can make time pass excruciatingly slowly on the third and final day of the draft. But of the 256 players who will be chosen from May 8-10, Lynch wants to finish on top of all of them when the book is closed on the 2014 season.
"I want to play in the NFL for 10 or so years," Lynch said, according to CSNChicago. "I want to come in and win Rookie of the Year."
Lynch will reportedly work out for the Chicago Bears -- as a quarterback, according to suntimes.com -- on April 18. How many teams out there have the right position in mind, and the right opening on the roster, for Lynch to fill a role? Lynch might never know, because this could be a one-shot proposition. Wherever he's drafted, and for whatever position, it would be a pretty big surprise if Lynch is merely the best rookie on his own squad, much less the entire league.
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