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
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
QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) w/HC Jim Harbaugh
WR Cody Latimer (Indiana) w/WR Coach John Morton
Dinner w/GM Trent Baalke