Scouting Report: Aaron Lynch

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

Aaron Lynch

DE r-So USF



Height: 6’5”                            Weight: 249             Arm length: 34”                                40 yard Dash: 4.69

Broad Jump: DNP                  Bench: 18                 Vertical jump: DNP                     20 yard Shuttle: DNP

 


Strengths

·         Prototype size and length for LDE

·         Very long arms

·         Room to grow on frame could add a lot of mass

·         Very quick, good first step

·         Plays with urgency, high motor player

  

Weaknesses

·         Plays high and gives up his chest, needs to keep his pads low

·         Does not have great on-field strength

·         Doesn’t hold the point of attack well against the run

·         Doesn’t disengage well from blocks

·         Stiff hips, doesn’t bend well and can’t turn the corner well

·         Doesn’t have an array of pass rushing moves

·         Thin lower body, needs to add weight

Analysis:

If Aaron Lynch is a sleep in this draft, he’s a deep sleeper. He’s got elite defensive end qualities but he’s inconsistent and under-performing. Lynch was at one point a five star recruit out of Florida but has since had problems with homesickness, under production and some question his desire to play football. He’s had weight issues in the past, dropping over 10 pounds since he transferred to USF from Notre Dame. Lynch played with effort and intensity his last year but he hasn’t shown consistent production to warrant a high draft pick. Couple that with a lack of pass rushing skills and tight hips and he is a major project. If the light comes on someone will get a steal, if not, he’ll wash out.