ESPN.com's Miami Dolphins page continues its series on providing scouting reports for their 2014 rookie class. On Friday we take a look at Dolphins fifth-round pick and tight end Arthur Lynch, who will try to earn a spot on the 53-man roster as a backup to starter Charles Clay.
Here is Lynch's scouting report, according to Scouts Inc.:
“Zone buster at best locating and settling into pockets. Physical route runner that can create separation with hands. Attacks defender, pivots and posts up. Flashes some savvy at the top of stem and adequate job of setting up breaks but not quick enough to consistently separate from man coverage. Takes too long to transition in and out of breaks. ... Doesn't have second gear to run away from coverage or pursuit after the catch but fast enough to get down the seam. Not a homerun threat but can produce after the catch. Flashes ability to make first defender miss and pick up yards after contact.”
It could come down to Lynch and Egnew for the No. 3 tight-end spot. Egnew has been a bust as a former 2012 third-round pick. He played some fullback last year but showed little as a receiving threat. If Lynch can block and proves to be a more reliable receiver, he can make the team as a rookie.