Jordan Lynch is willing to do whatever it takes to earn a spot on an NFL roster.
Lynch took part in defensive back drills at NIU’s pro day Friday, in addition to working out as a quarterback.
However, he wants to be an NFL quarterback first and foremost.
“The more I can do the better,” Lynch said. “Whatever gets my foot in the door. I’m a quarterback first, I’ve said that over and over. I think a lot of scouts are starting to realize that I can play quarterback, and all these other drills will go out the window. Whatever I can do. The more I can do the better.”
Lynch had a 40-yard dash time of 4.68 seconds, which is an improvement from his mark of 4.76 at February’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
The Chicago native also said he showed good footwork and threw the ball well.
“I helped myself today. I threw every NFL route today,” Lynch said. “Threw it on time, threw it on target. Maybe a few incomplete passes here and there.”
Lynch on Sunday will head to Florida to participate in John Gruden’s QB Camp. The QB Camp specials will air on the ESPN family of networks starting in late April leading up to the NFL draft.
Evans feeling healthy: Cornerback Sean Evans fought through an injury-riddled 2013 season.
Evans missed seven games because of a hamstring injury and then a PCL tear. He said he’s feeling healthy, and on Friday, he put up a 40-yard dash of 4.55 seconds, and had the fastest time in the three-cone drill at 6.88.
“It went pretty well. I had a decent workout,” Evans said. “Really for me, coming off that PCL tear, I was really pleased with how my body felt and how fluent I was.”
Evans said he wasn’t fully healthy until the Poinsettia Bowl. He said he talked to representatives from the Colts and Vikings after pro day.
“I had to play (in the bowl game), there really was no other choice,” Evans said. “I had to play my last game as a Huskie. There was really no keeping me off the field that night.”
Pro day gets good showing: Thirty out of the 32 NFL teams were in attendance Friday, and overall there were 38 NFL representatives.
In addition to Lynch, Evans and safety Jimmie Ward, who’s expected to go as high as the second round, eight other former Huskies worked out: defensive tackles Anthony Wells and Ken Bishop, cornerback Jhony Faustin, defensive ends Joe Windsor and George Rainey and wideouts Perez Ashford, Martel Moore and kicker Mathew Sims.
Ashford and Moore were seniors in 2012. Both were released by NFL teams at the end of last year’s training camp. Ashford was let go by the Seahawks and Moore was cut by Atlanta.