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Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by soulman, Apr 4, 2014.
Like J99 says , lets bring him in and kick the tires.
:lol-027: Except that since I think he's a good bet, we should probably run away as fast as we can!
Guys who were as productive in college as he was, over 10,000 total career yards, are always worth a look. Here's his draft profile.
Northern Illinois Mid-American
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29 3/4" Arm Length
8 7/8" Hands
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jordan Lynch: 'I want to come in and win Rookie of the Year'
By Chase Goodbread
College Football 24/7 writer
Published: April 4, 2014 at 05:32 p.m.
by Chase Goodbread
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.
Jadeveon Clowney, Sammy Watkins, and all the rest.
"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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If you watch his tape from the Combine you can see why this kid could be an excellent RB more so than QB.
Seahawks' defense won the Super Bowl, not WIlson.
For all the talk about the NFL being offensive minded, the Seahawks defense did win the game for them. We really need to get ours back on track.
It should be encouraging for the fans that the staff is looking to the future needs of the team. As long as Jay stays healthy, we have him for a couple more years. It would be nice to prepare our next QB for a year or two before he stepped in full time.
I like the story for Lynch. I didn't get to see him play, but it doesn't sound like he is a slam dunk. His height doesn't bother me as much as the reports that he can focus on certain receivers. I do like that he is mobile and can run. I would not expect he would be allowed to be so aggressive at the NFL level because teams can't afford to lose their QB.
If we did sign Lynch and he ended up playing like Wilson I'd be thrilled. Wilson may be a system QB in Seattle, but that's all we really need here with Trestman's offense. Just do your job. Don't give the ball to the opponent in fumbles and ints. In fact, I'd be thrilled if Jay Cutler was a bit more like Wilson too. Don't try to be Brett Favre. We don't need or want that kind of QB with Trestman's offense.
Lynch strikes me as a real football player. Aggressive ... great motor ... smart. His problem is his physique and physical abilities makes him a misfit for most NFL positions. I don't think he would last long as a full time RB at the pro level. He's a little slow to be a safety or a WR.
I don't want to be critical of his desire to play or his willingness to work or his knowledge of the game. I just don't see where he fits in. He might be a productive QB at the pro level but it doesn't seem very likely that he will get to that level.
Wouldn't be a bad pick at all with our last pick if hes there. 6 foot is not too short to play the position. Brees, Wilson, Kaep, just off the top of my head have all done quite well. As far as his running style not converting to the pros. Again, see Wilson, Kaep, Newton. All of them learned to throw from the pocket as a first and second and third option, but can also escape the pocket and really hurt teams with their legs. I kinda forgot about this guy but I like the idea of him if Trestman thinks he can fix the accuracy inconsistency.
I agree with your assessment that he is only suited to be a QB.
I wouldn't mind the Bears picking him up cheaply (hopefully as an UDFA).