Data Scout Notes: **2013: HeismanTrophyFinalist/WCampFinalist/OPOY/VernSmithWinner/1stC...PWCamp/POBrien/PMaxwell/PHornung/PUnitas/PManning/TSXPMVP/TSX-PTW...2012: OPOYC/VernSmithWinner/1stC/AP2nd-AP/ManningFinalist...2011: NA
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Draft Scout Jordan Lynch News
05/12/14 - The Bears and Northern Illinois' quarterback Jordan Lynch reached agreement on an undrafted free agent deal. But Emery wasn't necessarily enamored with the Heisman candidate's arm. So it sounds like they could find a unique role for him in the offense. "I think he's a really fine runner," Emery said. "I think the fact he can throw and throw with accuracy in a short area is good, too. "I think you want as many athletes who can do as many things as possible and he certainly presents options that way." - The Sports Xchange
05/07/14 - 2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs: NORTHERN ILLINOIS: QB Jordan Lynch (6-0, 217, 4.76)...A Heisman finalist, Lynch was the heartbeat of the NIU offense and while his skills don't translate as a high-level passer in the NFL, he still has something to offer teams, maybe at another position. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/19/14 - Indianapolis Colts practice squad quarterback Chandler Harnish calls the NFL Combine one of the most intense, memorable experiences of his football career. And he'd never want to go through it again. The mental strain easily tops the physical strain. The pressure is on everyone, but especially those players who aren't sure-thing picks. Harnish has special insight into what's going through the minds of Ball State's Keith Wenning and Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch this week as they head to the Combine on Thursday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Like Harnish, both are products of the Mid-American Conference. Lynch is a good friend of Harnish, since they were Northern Illinois teammates. Wenning and Lynch have been training together in Indianapolis the last three weeks.
Harnish can tell them what lies ahead, and what they have to do to make inroads with the NFL scouts. “Going to the Combine in itself can be a very stressful thing, but when you go as a MAC quarterback, you're fighting uphill,” Harnish said. “You've already played against lesser competition. With all due respect to the people in the MAC, it's not the same as competing in the Big Ten, the SEC or the Big 12. “You have to prove yourself extra in all you do,” he said. “Throwing, interviews, testing – everything you do you have to stand out and you have to be different. I was just talking with Jordan Lynch and giving him every hint and secret that I learned.” - Reggie Hayes, The News-Sentinel
02/17/14 - Jordan Lynch knows doubters still exist...In the scouting community, some remain skeptical the former Northern Illinois star, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting, can play quarterback in the NFL. Lynch's brief appearance last month in the East-West Shrine Game didn't do anything to change opinions. He was 2-for-7, and his final two passes were intercepted. What wasn't broadcast was the work Lynch put in during the week leading up to the game. "The game did not end up the way I wanted it to, but overall in practice I was really thrilled with how I did," Lynch said. "There were still a lot of questions about whether I should be a quarterback or running back or whatever going into the East-West, and the first two days of practice, all of those questions were kind of eliminated. (Scouts there) believed I could be a quarterback with what I showed them, and there are a lot of teams interested in me as a quarterback."
The goal now is to be even sharper at the scouting combine next week in Indianapolis. Lynch has been training at St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis since his college career wrapped up, working with quarterback instructor Donovan Dooley. The challenge Lynch faces is one many college passers face: He hasn't played under center. So the drills focus on his footwork in three-, five- and seven-step drops, reading the field and delivering the ball. "I really haven't changed anything with my throwing motion," Lynch said. "It's really getting all the timing down."
Lynch plans to participate in all the drills at the combine, and he also will work out at NIU's pro day March 7 in DeKalb. After that, he will fly to Orlando, Fla., to participate in Jon Gruden's quarterback camp, an invitation he just received. "I am a huge fan of Jon Gruden, and it's just going to be awesome," Lynch said. "Going over X's and O's and learning from him, it is going to be a great experience." - Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune
01/18/14 - Jordan Lynch welcomes the opportunity to show he's a better NFL prospect than some pro scouts might suspect. The Northern Illinois quarterback was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2013 and did a masterful job of running the Huskies offense over the past two seasons. Still, he entered practice for Saturday's East-West Shrine game at Tropicana Field feeling he has to prove he's capable of being successful on the next level. "Overall, I hope I showed the scouts that I could throw the football. That was one of the biggest knocks on me," said the 6-foot, 216-pound Lynch, who led Northern Illinois to a BCS bowl berth as a junior and 24-4 record in two years as a starter. "I run the ball well. But I can throw it, and I wanted to show them that," he added. "The receivers here are studs and all of them stick out. They bailed me out a few times in the last couple of days."
Lynch rushed for 1,920 yards and 23 touchdowns this season, while also posting some impressive numbers throwing the ball. He completed 62.6 percent of his passes as a senior for 2,892 yards, 24 TDs and just eight interceptions. He threw for over 3,100 yards, 25 TDs and six interceptions in his only other season as a starter. "I didn't think much about the individual accolades because it was always about the team," said Lynch, who'll play for the East on Saturday. "I've always set high expectations for myself, and if I really thought about it, I knew things like that were possible," he added of his accomplishments in college. "But it was a great journey and I have to thank my coaches, teammates and family for their help in making it possible." - AP Sports