Round Three, Pick 93:
James Lynch, DT, Baylor
If you’re bored in quarantine looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, turn on some James Lynch tape from his final season at Baylor. I promise it’s worth the watch.
The Baylor Bears defensive tackle looked at times like a Create-A-Player with the sliders turned on their easiest settings, bullying smaller Big-12 tackles and regularly making an appearance in the opposing backfield. For his efforts, Lynch finished his final college season as one of the most productive defensive linemen in the NCAA.
19.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles in his junior season alone gave Lynch the production to be named a First-Team All-American and showed that he doesn’t have much left to accomplish on an individual level. But for as good as Lynch was in college, there are concerns that his game won’t translate to the next level.
The defensive tackle often relied more on strength than technique during his time at Baylor, and while that worked against Big-12 linemen, it might not have as much success against the NFL’s level of talent. But Lynch possesses a ton of raw talent, and if he were to join the Titans, he would be coming into a roster thin on the defensive line with a chance to work on his game as a starter early on.