Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010: Honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection after starting every game. Second on the team with 75 tackles, including 38 solo and 2.5 tackles for loss. His three interceptions tied with Nick Sukay for the team lead, and he also had four pass breakups and a fumble recovery on the year. Finished the year strong by grabbed his third interception of the season against Florida in the Outback Bowl to set up a touchdown; also pounced on a fumble in the end zone for a touchback and made four stops against the Gators, including a tackle for loss. 2009: Started every game, garnering honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades. Credited with 35 tackles (26 solo), 3.5 for loss, half a sack (vs. Iowa), and five pass breakups. 2008: Played in nine of the team's last 10 contests on defense and special teams. Made three tackles during the season, with two pass breakups and a punt return for 10 yards against Temple. Personal: Full name: Anthony Raymond Lynn. Father, Anthony, is the running backs coach for the New York Jets and played at Texas Tech, earning All-Southwest Conference honors at running back as a junior. He played for the NFL's Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers from 1993-99, winning two Super Bowl rings with the Broncos.
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03/06/12 - Many players cite an old injury as a reason not to work out at the Combine. Penn State's D'Anton Lynn is hoping that a disappointing performance at the Combine will be disregarded by scouts due to the fact that he was attempting to compete with a torn calf, at least according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 6-0, 206 pound Lynn was clocked at 4.77 seconds in the 40-yard dash -- the slowest time recorded by any defensive back at the Combine this year. Though he participated in the bench press (17 reps) and jumps (31.5" in the vertical and 111" in the broad jump), Lynn elected not to participate in any of the other timed events at the Combine after running the 40-yard dash. According to Schefter's report, Lynn had planned to warm up and then decide whether to participate in drills based on how the calf felt. The injury had originally taken place during Penn State's TicketCity Bowl loss to Houston. Lynn elected to play through the injury at the Senior Bowl. He was beaten badly there, at times, any may have been wiser to take care of the injury immediately following the end of Penn State's season. As it stands now, Lynn is expected to miss four-six weeks recovering from the injury. This will keep him from running at Penn State's Pro Day March 14, though he's hopeful to work out prior to the draft. Considering the lack of speed and coverage ability he showed at the Senior Bowl and Combine, it may not matter if scouts were impressed with Lynn's grit in attempting to compete in drills -- only that he failed to do so at a high level when he had the opportunity. Lynn is currently rated as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 32 cornerback for the 2012 draft. - NFLDraftScout.com
01/23/12 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL MONDAY: Scouts will want to see improvement from Fletcher and Penn State's D'Anton Lynn. Each struggled to keep up with the North's receivers, showing average change of direction and speed. Fletcher was turned around on several occasions early in practice before the North's quarterbacks and receivers turned their attention to Lynn. The former Nittany Lion was victimized by Cousins and Wilson often as practice wore, perhaps an indication of their comfort with his limited playing speed and awareness after having played against him in the Big Ten. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/02/12 - Scouting the Penn State pass defense: Penn State's all-senior secondary has been solid in its zone coverage this season; the Nittany Lions are fifth in the nation in pass defense. Cornerbacks D'Anton Lynn and Chaz Powell have good size and speed and are rarely beaten. Strong safety Drew Astorino is undersized but proficient in coverage and a sure tackler. Free safety Nick Sukay has been a step behind on several plays this season but does have three interceptions. Reserves Stephon Morris, Malcolm Willis and Adrian Amos provide solid depth. Penn State has 29 sacks this season (6 1/2 from senior defensive end Jack Crawford) but isn't always able to provide a consistent pass rush. - The Sports Xchange