Prior to the 2013 season, Aaron Lynch was viewed by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. as a first-round pick (subscription required).
As it stands now, Lynch is slotted to go in the sixth round.
So, what happened?
Well, after a one-year hiatus, due to his transfer from Notre Dame to South Florida, Lynch hardly resembled the player who enamored scouts his freshman season.
While his production was nearly the same—he tallied 5.5 sacks and 7.0 tackles for loss in 2011, and 5.0 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss in 2013—Lynch's motor ran hot and cold at South Florida.
In a scouting report by Nolan Nawrocki of NFL.com, Lynch was called a "classic underachiever" who gave questionable effort.
A boom-or-bust prospect based on this assessment, Lynch would fit well on Washington's veteran-laden defense.
With Jason Hatcher in tow, there wouldn't be any pressure on Lynch to contribute immediately. By the same token, by not being guaranteed playing time, Lynch would have to improve his work ethic—a tool that could help unlock his vast potential.
Called "a freakish athlete with a rare combination of size, speed and length," by Derek Stephens of CBS Sports, Lynch could potentially be a steal for the Redskins.