Gruden QB Camp: Jordan Lynch

Versatility is great, but team drafting him needs a specific development plan

Updated: May 5, 2014, 12:33 PM ET
By Jon Gruden | As told to Mike Sando

ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando went to Orlando, Florida, to watch Jon Gruden's QB Camp taping with Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch. Sando has written up Gruden's biggest takeaways from the interview and throwing sessions, in Gruden's voice.

1. Versatility is a strength for Lynch.

This was a run-first quarterback in college. He had 662 rushing attempts. The man ran for 1,920 yards in one season. He has a lot of tailback-like qualities. He has tremendous, tremendous toughness. He has quick decision-making ability. He has a passion for it, and he does have some versatility.

I've seen him run, throw, catch -- do a lot of things. He has some versatility that I'd like to have on my team if I were an NFL coach. You could really see empty backfields being a big part of his future because he'll be the 12th man -- a tailback playing quarterback, and vice versa.

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