Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch proved in his college career that he can make plays. NFL teams hope he will be able to do so at the next level, but they’re just not sure what position he will play yet.
Lynch worked as a running back at the Scouting Combine, and at the Northern Illinois Pro Day, worked as a quarterback and defensive back for teams.
At 6’0″ 220 pounds, Lynch ran a 4.76 in the 40-yard dash and didn’t display overly impressive athletic ability compared to the other players.
There will surely be a spot at some team’s camp for Lynch, but he will likely have to try and make it at another position rather than quarterback. He still believes he can play QB, so perhaps he will at least give it a shot, but there have been plenty of former college QBs who have made it in the NFL at other positions, and have excelled.
Lynch is an intelligent player with a nose for the end zone, and leadership characteristics that teams would covet. I think if he winds up as a safety or special teams captain, or fullback and special teams captain, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit. Plus, with his background as a QB, there’s no reason teams might not let him throw it every once in a while.
His main deal is, he needs to prove his value in other areas. Hopefully he has done that at this point.