It's hard not to draw parallels between Tim Tebow and Jordan Lynch.
Both were excellent college quarterbacks, mobile passers who put their respective teams on their backs and led their programs to win after win. Lynch's career at Northern Illinois didn't quite get the national attention Tebow had with Florida, but both players entered the NFL Draft unheralded at the QB position.
Lynch's toughness and leadership are on his side, but like Tebow, many NFL experts doubt if he has what it takes to stick at quarterback. They think a position change may be in order.
For his part, the NIU standout said he's open to that, but believes as a mobile quarterback, some team could find a fit for him in their offense.
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"I want to play in the NFL for 10 or so years," Lynch told CSNChicago. "I want to come in and win Rookie of the Year.
"I think it will be pretty cool to make the 53-man roster. I'm not going there just to play on the practice squad. I want to make an impact right away."
The Bears are reportedly willing to look at Lynch as a quarterback, reportedly bringing the Mount Carmel product in for a workout April 18.
Lynch said his whole life has been building to this moment and plans to spend the NFL Draft with family, to celebrate if — or perhaps, when — his name is called.