Dec 26, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) celebrates after a touchdown run in the first half against the Utah State Aggies during the 2013 Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Lynch: NFL scouts view the former NIU QB as a possible safety


Jordan Lynch just finished up one of the more impressive collegiate football careers in history as the quarterback of the Northern Illinois Huskies. Now this week, he’s practicing in preparation for the East-West Shrine Game where he hopes to wow some NFL scouts.

Now, for as great Lynch was as a QB in college, not many really give him a chance to play that position at the next level, meaning that a position change will be in order.

Given his innate ability to run with the football, most believe that he will translate beautifully to the running back position, which is a sentiment that some scouts have already expressed.

But, as NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks points out, he was told by some NFL personnel executives that they could actually see Lynch making not just a position change, but a position change to the opposite side of the ball.

 When I asked several scouts about a position change for Lynch, most suggested running back, but I came across a few evaluators who envisioned him as a possible safety. With a full week of work in front of a legion of scouts, Lynch is auditioning to be a versatile offensive playmaker as a pro.

At 6-0 and 216-pounds, it not exactly far-fetched to believe that Lynch could make that transition, given the proper coaching at the NFL level.

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  • wvankley

    Probably better as an h-back. I think he could be good as a SS, but he does lack some size, for either. He’s a strong runner, but none of us have seen much of his blocking, receiving or tackling. He’d bring a threat lined up in the backfield for teams who like to do wildcat or snap it to the h-back. He’s an interesting player and will probably be drafted late.