Bears Put Jordan Lynch Through Private Workout.........

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  1. Grizzblue

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    If thats the case then I'd jump all over it. I think some of these guys get labeled as "running qbs" and get written off by old school scouts and gms as well as fans. Fact is that having a threat to run is an incredible weapon to gash defenses that are asleep at the wheel as well as escape the pocket with regularity when it goes to hell. Now, all of these guys must learn to win from the pocket and go thru progressions. And that means an NFL progression. X-H-Y-Z type of four rote read. Nobody can deny the advantage of having a guy who has a last read (and absolute last not just after primary and co primary aren't there) to take off with the ball in opposed to taking a sack or throwing it away. It's icing on the cake if you have an effective guy from the pocket if he can really make a D pay with his legs. Its a new age of QBs. Alot of the college guys have running ability and are able to make the jump to the pros. Even guys like Luck are a threat to reel off 10 if you give him a lane. QBs always will have to have a good pocket ability, but gime a guy that is a TRUE dual threat.
     
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    Grizz - if our coaches see something in him, I am in complete agreement. But he looks like a long term project.
     
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    He would be a guy to bring in as a UDFA as well as sign or draft a more immediate option.
     
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    I'm pretty excited that we finally have a coach who can develop talent at QB. It may or may not be Lynch. But when Emery finally signs a youngster, I can't wait to see Trestman work his magic with the guy. Trestman will know who has the gears to be solid. I trust him.
     
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    Why do you say that chuckster? His weight is the same as Forte's and he's only 2" shorter. His speed an agility numbers make him a fit at RB. He'll never be an All Pro but after watching his Combine video I really do think he has more to offer as a RB than a QB. His ball wobbles a bit on every throw, short or deep. He'll have a tough time playing outdoors in wind unless he can run and rollout.
     
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    Soul, my opinion is just based on a couple of times I saw him on TV. Nothing very scientific. I don't think he would be up to the pounding. And I really don't have a lot of hope for him at QB either. I think he has a lot of heart and guts. Probably a good teammate and great in the locker room.

    If we were to take on a UDFA QB project, there are others I would prefer. I can nominate a couple if you are interested ;-)

    Edit: Just checked Forte's combine numbers. Forte was MUCH FASTER than Lynch his 40 yd time was 4.4 vs 4.76 for Lynch.
     
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    I wasn't thinking of him as a QB. It's obvious by his yardage total in college that the kid can run with the football and what I saw on his Combine video confirmed it. He has some moves and he can cut well without slowing down. I don't see the same issue with his size or his ability to hold up as you do. He weighs the same as Forte and Ford and is two inches short than Forte and two inches taller than Ford. He's not exactly tiny and with some work with weights he may be able to carry more weight he wouldn't have needed at QB.

    If he played for some Godforsaken Div. II Podunk school I'd say there was more to worry about but NIU doesn't exactly play a walk across schedule. They play with the big boys and his performance was good enough to get him Heisman votes. I don't think the kid will ever be more than a PS QB in the NFL. Not with his arm unless he can improve that. But as a RB he's got a chance to be somebody's #2 if he can block and with his athleticism I'm guessing he can block and catch.

    I wouldn't draft him period if I could avoid it or at least not before one of our last picks but I'd sure be knocking on his door with a FA offer afterward. I don't see him as any kind of a sure thing at any position but if he fits somewhere it's more likely to be at RB unless he develop better pocket passing skills.
     
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    I think Lynch has a bit of Tebow in him. What I mean is he wants to play QB in the pros. He says he wants to be rookie of the year. When I hear that kind of talk, I start to worry about an inflated self image ... maybe an attitude about being a QB and nothing else.
     
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    The wobbly balls reminds me of Jim McMahon. The balls often didn't look pretty, but Jim was a smart QB who was still effective. Then you have lots of guys like Rex Grossman can throw the pretty spirals that look good, but may not be good QB's. I'm not saying Lynch is going to be a solid QB. But he could be. I wish I knew what Trestman honestly thinks about him. That's what matters.
     
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    I'm glad to hear that he has that much confidence in himself but if he insists on playing QB I think he'd better give up his ROY dreams and probably most of his chances of being drafted too. I would be surprised if anyone took him even in the middle rounds to be a QB. It's his legs that are his money maker not his arm.
     

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