South Florida defensive end Aaron Lynch made it official he was declaring for the NFL Draft when he signed with an agent. In light of the decision to forgo two years of eligibility to go pro, Tony Pauline of TFY Draft Insider weighed in on where he projected to the talented edge rusher could go in the draft, giving him a fourth round grade.
Pauline noted that while Lynch simply not forget how to play with the talent he displayed at Notre Dame at both the 5-technique and 3-technique in different situations, he was just not quite the player many expected him to be this year in Tampa for the Bulls. The 6’6″ 244lb end has a lot of potential and needs to continue working and refining his technique on the edge which could allow him to be a substantial value.
While some may see the decision to go pro on the surface a mistake in light of these types of grades, it is difficult to read into issues like financial hardship or whatever else that could impact his decision to go pro.