Speaking of players who crushed previous career highs in 2019, what James Lynch was able to accomplish as a junior at Baylor was incredible to witness, and has the defender in great position to watch his stock rise over the next few months leading up to the draft.
After recording just 6.5 sacks in 19 games during his first two years with the Bears, Lynch finished this past season with 13.5 sacks to go along with 19.5 tackles for loss.
Clearly, Lynch appears to be the kind of player who is going to thrive at the NFL level as long as he receives the proper coaching, and one can only imagine how excited Schwartz would be over a selection like this in the fourth round.
Even if Lynch needed a little extra time to develop, when it comes to the long run, Philadelphia could afford to be a little extra patient with the youngster since he would be able to benefit from playing alongside some of the veterans.
Lynch’s quickness isn’t as great as some of the other players at his position from this year’s draft class, but at least he finds ways to make up for it in other areas on defense.