Arthur Lynch arrived at Georgia as a “blocking tight end”, but with his senior year of football now upon him (Lynch graduated with a degree in History this May), and one more season with Aaron Murray to take advantage of, you have to wonder if the New England product isn’t starting to think about his future a little bit. Or, more specifically, is he thinking he might have a shot at the NFL in 2014?
Lynch, while not a statistically impressive tight end to this point (at least from an offensive standpoint), is certainly a player who could find himself garnering some solid interest from the League if he is able to get more involved on offense this season.
Towards the second-half of 2012, as the wide receiver position became more of a question mark, you saw the tight ends (including Jay Rome) receive more opportunities to make plays and, by season’s end, Lynch quietly racked up better than 400-yards receiving to go along with his three touchdowns; those numbers placed him No. 3 in the conference, at his position, in 2012—behind Mychal Rivera (Tennessee) and Jordan Reed of (Florida)—for receiving yards, touchdowns, and receptions.
That said, the Georgia offense is under-the-microscope this season to make some big things happen and you can bet Murray will be looking to spread the love to get as many of his guys involved as possible. Some don’t feel Lynch is the most consistent receiver of the tight end bunch (which includes Jordan Davis, Ty Smith, and Jay Rome), you can bet Lynch has plenty of confidence in what he can do from an offensive standpoint—the Dartmouth product has never shied away from making a statement—and is his good friend Murray can see fit to throw a few passes his way, I’m sure he’ll be ready to take full advantage.