49ers’ held pre draft visit with South Florida OLB Aaron Lynch



The San Francisco 49ers continue their rounds with pre-draft visits as they held another one with a troubled yet talented outside linebacker in South Florida’s OLB Aaron Lynch. A Notre Dame transfer, 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 should the 49ers draft him, Lynch does have some red flags.

Red flags that include character concerns, mental makeup, and commitment to the game, one has to wonder why GM Trent Baalke brought him in for a pre-draft visit. And to add fuel to the fire, Lynch was literally thrown out of one of the NFL team’s interviews for lying at the combine. However, Lynch’s on-field skill set can’t be denied. A speed pass-rusher with violent hands, Lynch would be a pass-rush specialist early on in his career.

But the question remains, will the 49ers draft him? Considered a late fifth to seventh-round draft pick, do not be surprised if Baalke’s drafts him as he already drafted another USF star in QB B.J. Daniels last season.


Top 30 Pre-Draft Visits

WR Martavis Bryant (Clemson)

WR Albert Wilson (Georgia State)

RB Storm Johnson (Central Florida)

OL Matt Patchan (Boston College)

CB Aaron Colvin (Oklahoma)

ILB Preston Brown (Louisville)

DE Demarcus Lawrence (Boise State)

WR Paul Richardson (Colorado) 

RB Terrance West (Towson)  

RB Terrance Cobb (Cumberlands KY)

TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (Iowa)

OLB Carl Bradford (Arizona State) 

TE Nic Jacobs (McNeese State)

T Seantrel Henderson (Miami)

T Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (McGill University)  

WR Kelvin Benjamin (Florida State) 

DE Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame)

OLB Aaron Lynch (USF) 


Interview after Pro Day

SS Shamiel Gary (Oklahoma State) w/Regional Scout Bob Morris

WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M) w/Director of College Scouting Matt Malaspina

WR Odell Beckham (LSU) w/Regional Scout Bob Morris

DE Michael Sam (Missouri) 


Private Workout

QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) w/HC Jim Harbaugh

WR Cody Latimer (Indiana) w/WR Coach John Morton


Dinner w/GM Trent Baalke

CB Bashaud Breeland (Clemson) 

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