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D'Anton Lynn

D'Anton Lynn - #8 - CB

Height: 5-11 7/8
Weight: 206
Speed: 4.76
Arm: 29 3/4
Hand: 8 1/2
Wingspan: 71 5/8
Birthdate: 10/24/1989
Hometown: Celina, TX
Grade: 5.23

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/14/2012 Penn State Pro Day 5-11 7/8 206 8 3/8 28 3/4 71 7/8 21
02/29/2012 Combine 5-11 7/8 206 8 1/2 29 3/4 71 5/8 4.76 17 9'3" 31 1/2
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 5-11 5/8 205 8 3/8 29 71 7/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-0 1/2 210 4.55

 

Notes:

First name is pronounced “DAN-ton.”  His father, Anthony Lynn, played for the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers, winning two Super Bowls with the Broncos and is currently the running backs coach for the New York Jets. D’Anton played a variety of positions as a Texas prep, including quarterback, running back, linebacker and wide receiver. Also captained the track-and-field team. As a true freshman in 2008, saw action in nine of the last 10 games on defense and special teams, recording three tackles, one pass breakup and zero interceptions. Won the right cornerback job and made all 13 starts in ’09, posting 35-5-0 with 3 1⁄2 tackles for loss and half a sack. Moved to the left side in ’10 and piled up 75-4-3 with 2 1⁄2 tackles for loss in 13 starts at the LCB spot. Appeared in 12 games (11 starts at LCB) in ’11 and tallied 49-8-1 with one tackle for loss. Missed the Iowa game and parts of two others with a concussion. Suffered a torn calf muscle in the TicketCity Bowl vs. Houston. Aggravated the injury prior to the Combine and did not participate in shuttle drills. Ran the 40-yard dash hurt.

Positives:

Has size and strength to contend with big receivers. Strong and physical to jam and reroute. Nice feet and balance. Good zone awareness to read and filter routes. Tough and competitive. Three-year starter. Coach’s son with NFL bloodlines. Solid character.

Negatives:

Short arms and small hands. Has tweener traits. Marginal speed for a cornerback. Has man-coverage limitations. Tight hips. Limited suddenness. Struggles to change direction and lags out of breaks. Unreliable in run contain and does not explode on contact as a tackler.

Summary:

Big, physical, press-zone boundary corner with worrisome tweener traits, as he lacks speed and suddenness to survive outside, does not have a strong safety’s mentality and lacks ideal cover skills to project cleanly to free safety.


D'Anton Lynn's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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