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D'Anton Lynn to Jets: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 15:  D'Anton Lynn #8 of the Penn State Nittany Lions makes a tackle against Waynelle Gravesande #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers during the game on October 15, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Farzin VousoughianContributor IIIMay 1, 2012

Cornerback D'Anton Lynn hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father, running back Anthony Lynn, now the running backs coach for the New York Jets.

Lynn, from Penn State, had a poor showing at the Senior Bowl and combine. He went through the two events with a torn calf, which he suffered in the TicketCity Bowl loss to Houston



Lynn was not a victim of being burned much in college as a defensive back. He managed to use his speed to keep up with receivers he and his teammates were defending to help Penn State build a strong pass defense. NFLDraftScout wrote:

Cornerbacks D'Anton Lynn and Chaz Powell have good size and speed and are rarely beaten.

But thanks to the calf injury, he was often beat and did not have strong speed at the Senior Bowl.


Scouts will want to see improvement from Penn State's D'Anton Lynn. [Lynn] struggled to keep up with North's receivers, showing average change of direction and speed.



If Lynn gets a chance to play, it will most likely be on special teams as an additional blocker and on special teams defense to chase down returners.

Lynn will come on the field as a defensive back when opposing offenses have a third-and-long play coming up and are looking to make the deep pass.


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