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NIU star Jordan Lynch ready for Bears workout
Jordan Lynch will take part in the Bears’ local pro day Friday, throwing for his favorite childhood team and talking with officials who have tracked his Heisman Trophy finalist career at Northern Illinois.
“It’s the team you grew up watching,” he told the Sun-Times. “You’re kinda overhyped and anxious.”
He’s excited to be doing quarterback drills — “I’m a quarterback first,” he said — though the Bears, like other pro teams, might be intrigued by his potential versatility.
Lynch trained in Indianapolis for almost two months, but has stayed in DeKalb since his March 7 pro day to throw with receivers. He’s worked on taking snaps from under center — something he was rarely asked to do at NIU.
At the NFL Scouting Combine, the Mount Carmel High School alum was asked to do running back drills. At his own pro day, on March 7, he was put through the defensive back paces.
“If a team wants me, if I’m gonna be a third (quarterback), if they want me to do special teams, I’ll
help the team out,” he said.
Lynch has yet to meet privately with other NFL teams, but said that didn’t concern him. He has, after all, started 28 college games over the past two years.
“The guys they bring in are the guys they kinda don’t know about,” he said. “People know everything about me. …
“People draft people because of potential. I’ve proved myself.
“I can only control what I can control.”