No one can deny his talent as the troubled yet talented San Francisco 49ers rookie fifth-round pick (No. 150) OLB Aaron Lynch showed off his skill set. A player whose draft stock plummeted due to off-field character concerns, the 49ers may in fact found their next pure pass-rusher.
A Notre Dame transfer after being homesick, Lynch played one season at USF last year and started 10 games while recording 29 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and five sacks. Projected to be a 3-4 outside linebacker, Lynch showed off his pass-rush ability as he displayed a torque and rip move during positional drills. A drill in which he was matched up against ILB Shayne Skov, Lynch displayed the H-W-S that GM Trent Baalke covets.
Not only that, but Lynch looked extremely fluid for a man of his size as he worked the bags while displaying his hip flexibility and agility.
With rookie minicamp continuing tomorrow we will keep you posted from 49ers headquarters as the news unfolds.