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Leg injury knocks D’Anton Lynn out for 4-6 weeks

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Though it seems like a lifetime ago, the Scouting Combine ended only five days previously, with defensive backs working out in Indianapolis.  One of them — Penn State cornerback D’Anton Lynn — posted a shockingly slow time in the 40-yard dash.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the sundial-timed 4.77 resulted from a torn calf muscle initially suffered during Penn State’s bowl game.  Lynn, according to Schefter, aggravated the injury a week before the Scouting Combine.

Schefter reports that Lynn will need four-to-six weeks to recover, and that he’ll miss Penn State’s Pro Day workout.  He’ll work out for scouts at some point in April.

Regarded in some circles as a low-round pick even before the 4.77-second 40, Lynn could now tumble completely out of the draft.  His father, Anthony Lynn, is the Jets running backs coach.

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6 Responses to “Leg injury knocks D’Anton Lynn out for 4-6 weeks”
  1. jbpanthers says: Mar 4, 2012 2:42 PM

    Undrafted.

  2. Soulman45 says: Mar 4, 2012 2:45 PM

    Frist to say
    If he can get a workout in Oh the leg is bad, bad luck.

  3. ttommytom says: Mar 4, 2012 3:37 PM

    He committed to the combine and ‘played’ hurt. Most people would have wusssed out. He didn’t hurt his draft stock. Better to be a UFA then a 7th rounder anyway.

  4. duanethomas says: Mar 4, 2012 3:50 PM

    If his father wasnt a NFL coach would this even be news? Low round prospect runs a slow time at the combine…ok. If he can play he will get his shot, 4.7 cornerbacks are the norm in the Big Ten. In the NFL they were in the 1960’s…try safety son…..

  5. mikebe1 says: Mar 4, 2012 4:24 PM

    We all know he will be an undrafted jet saftey anyway

  6. dansnyder says: Mar 4, 2012 6:23 PM

    Redskins drafted Evan Royster in the sixth round from purdue last year and he ran a 4.65 at combine.

    In his first two starts he put up over 100 yards rushing a game. He’s not fast at all but he has great vision, patience, and is a very smooth runner.

    Emitt smith wasn’t the fastest guy I think he ran a 4.7 but we all see how he turned out. There is a lot more to the position than just running fast.

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