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Scouting Report: Aaron Lynch

With the offseason underway, it is draft/free agency season. In this segment, “Scouting Report”, I will be posting scouting reports of who I believe the Cowboys should covet in the 2014 NFL Draft. Stay tuned daily, as I will be writing a few per day.

Background

When Aaron Lynch transferred from Notre Dame to USF, a big spotlight was put on Lynch on this Bulls defense. Lynch has a ton of potential with the frame he has. After his Freshman year, Lynch made the All-American Freshman fresh team.

Measurements

– 6-6, 244 pounds

– 4.76 40-yard dash

Info

– 5.5 sacks in his freshman year

– 7 tackles for loss in his freshman year

– All-American Athletic Conference first team

Strengths

– Extremely athletic

– Versatile

– Explosive

– Elite first step

– Good length

– Long arms

– Strong motor

Weaknesses

– Lack of experience

– Lack of competition

– Jumps offsides a lot

– Makes mistakes

– Must learn to play smart with his energy

– Has to make a solid transition to the NFL

The Fit

I am one of the biggest supporters of Aaron Lynch. I believe he can turn into a player on JJ Watt’s level. Lynch possesses an elite body frame for an athletic defensive end. If his potential catches up to him, Lynch is going to be a really fun player in the NFL. Also, he can be chosen in the third round. Lynch has first round potential for a player who could get chosen late in day two.

Scout Grade: 85/100

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