Redskins UDFA Prospect: DT Ben Lynch

Ben Lynch has a motor that ran for a full four quarters every Saturday. He hopes that will serve him well on Sundays in Washington.

Although Lynch's agent Josh Wright had told the press that Lynch had been signed by the Redskins, he did not appear on the list of signees on the team's website. It appears that Lynch will attend a tryout this weekend, after which he may be offered a contract.

School: West Virginia
Ht: 6-3.5
Wt: 275
40: 5.21
Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who posted 40/7.5/2 as a senior after 64/13/2 the prior year.

Positives: Top effort lineman with marginal potential for the next level. Explodes off the snap with a quick first step, works to keep his pads low and plays with balance. Immediately locates the ball, collapses laterally to defend the run, and displays solid hand technique staying off blocks. Shows surprising speed to the sidelines. Clogs the middle of the field and commands double teams, freeing up linebackers to make plays. Intense and always working to take part.

Negatives: Undersized, does not play with great balance, and handled at the point by a single blocker. Marginal size/speed numbers.

Analysis: A high-motor player who hustles for sixty minutes, Lynch is a leverage lineman who's abilities to get underneath blocks gives him the advantage. Best suited as a backup defensive tackle, yet must make major gains adding bulk to his frame to have a chance.

Fit with Redskins: The DT spot seems to be fairly set with a group of blue-collar types led by Cornelius Griffin. Still, most of these guys were unheralded types who came out of nowhere, so Lynch has a chance, albeit a slim one.

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