BIO: Two-year starter who posted 40/7.5/2 as a senior after 64/13/2 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Top-effort lineman with marginal potential for the next level. Explodes off the snap with a quick first step, works to keep his pads low and plays with balance. Immediately locates the ball, collapses laterally to defend the run, and displays solid hand technique staying off blocks. Shows surprising speed to the sideline. Clogs the middle of the field and commands double teams, freeing up linebackers to make plays. Intense and always working to take part.
NEGATIVES: Undersized, does not play with great balance, and handled at the point by a single blocker. Marginal size/speed numbers.
ANALYSIS: A high-motor player who hustles for 60 minutes, Lynch is a leverage lineman whose ability to get underneath blocks gives him the advantage. Best suited as a backup defensive tackle, yet must make major gains adding bulk to his frame to have a chance.