Originally posted by eastcoast49ersfan:
This is going way too far. There are valid concerns that he has the athleticism to stand up and play linebacker in the NFL. Lynch is barely taller than Barr and his arms are only 1/2" longer. The 49ers aren't drafting him for his coverage skills and he will probably never be a 3 down linebacker, so his hand size doesn't really matter. Lynch ran a 4.69 40 at his pro day. Barr ran a 4.41 at his pro day according to this:
Barr also out-jumped him in the broad jump by 8" at their respective pro days and is 6 pounds heavier. I like the pick, but Lynch is nowhere near Barr as an athlete. He may have had first round talent 2 years ago, but it's more likely he was overhyped because he played for Notre Dame and had some lucky sacks as a freshman. He never impressed me the way Tuitt did and he's a different prospect at 249 than he was as a freshman at 275. At 249, he is not a first round talent, but he has good upside for a 5th round pick.
What are you even talking about? Barr is 6-5, 255. Lynch is 6-5, currently 255 and trying to get up to 260. Barr did a 9'11" broad jump and Lynch did 9'8" at the combine. Barr ran a 4.56 40 at the combine and Lynch ran a 4.69. Barr's 20 yard shuttle was 2.62 and Lynch's was 2.63. Barr's 10 yard was 1.63 and Lynch's was 1.52. Barr did 15 225lb reps and Lynch did 18.
And not only that, but some scouts are saying that when Lynch is on his game, his read and react skills are superior and Barr's are suspect.
You're acting like there's a huge difference between these guys physically and I don't even begin to see it. There may be one mentally or in motivation, but physically I don't think you can make a case that there is a big difference and actually, Lynch looks like he could be a little quicker. And the bottom line is that Barr was taken #9 overall and Lynch was a fifth rounder!