Despite being one of the more electrifying players in college football the past two seasons, Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch is expected to be playing at any position other than under center, should he make an NFL roster. Because of this, during the NFL Scouting Combine, Lynch did some drills from the running back position. He did that at his Pro Day on Friday as well, however, he also jumped to the safety spot where he got some pretty positive reinforcement.
“A few teams really like me at running back, and I did some safety footwork drills (Friday) out of the blue and got some positive feedback there,” Lynch said. “They said I have nice feet, quick feet.
“Whatever gets my foot in the door,” he said. “The more you can do, the better.”
The thing is, Lynch is certainly athletic enough to have a career at the next level, just not at quarterback. He showed enough of that for NFL scouts at the East-West Shrine Game with his poor outing.
But, if he can make some dollars defending passes rather than throwing them, then so be it.