Lynch looking to raise stock

Story posted April 4, 2014 in Sports, CommRadio, NFL Draft by Ryan Stevens

8-5 has never been on the radar when it comes to University of Georgia football. Former Bulldogs tight end Arthur Lynch saw it as an opportunity to sure up his game.

Lynch wants his stock to be as high as possible come draft day.

“There’s no tight end in this draft class that’s had to do what I’ve done against the competition I’ve had to do it against,” Lynch said. “I’ve had to block the power lead against guys like Clowney and Shariff Floyd, but I’ve also had to catch the ball against some of the top linebackers.”

The Dartmouth, Mass. native is coming off a year posting career highs in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns despite losing many of the offensive weapons around him.

“I was used in a lot of different ways like fullback, slot, receiver and tight end on and off the line,” Lynch said.

Playing in the SEC four years is paying dividends for Lynch when talking to NFL scouts and executives as well.

“The speed of the SEC is the closest you can mimic to the NFL," he said.

The draft process has been full of questions ranging from how to handle contract issues to the variety of ways to use a brick. Teams are starting to take more of an interest in what Lynch can offer on the field as well as off the field.

“I’ve been contacted by the Bills, Eagles, Falcons and Patriots,” Lynch said. “It’s really not about who contacts me, but what I can put on paper from this point on.”

Time will tell to see if the market fluctuates for a tight end that feels he can accomplish whatever is asked of him.

“I’m technically a stock and are they going to invest in me.”

Ryan Stevens is a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email rvs5276@psu.edu.

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Ryan Stevens

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Ryan is a senior from Bloomington, Illinois majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in english.  He has been involved with numerous radio shows, play-by-plays, beat writes and producing various Penn State athletics events since his first days of being on campus in the fall of 2012 with ComRadio. Since the fall of 2013, Ryan has been involved with State College’s ESPN Radio 1450 as an assistant producer intern and high school football reporter.

During the summer of 2014, Ryan co-hosted Sports Central with Cory Giger streaming over Altoona, Pa. and State College Pa. markets. Ryan also assisted USA Basketball media coverage in New York for World Cup of Basketball exhibition games.

Ryan was the marketing & communications intern for USA Track & Field at the national office in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the media contact for the 2015 USATF Hershey Youth Outdoor Championships as well as the 2015 National Junior Olympics.

Ryan is also a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. He can be reached via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and following him on twitter @RyanAStevens.