Prospect Profile: Benjamin Lynch

Ben Lynch 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: Topeffort 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.

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