2018 NFL Draft

D’Anton Lynn, CB

School: Penn State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Celina, TX
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 206 lbs.
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03/06/2012 - Many players cite an old injury as a reason not to work out at the Combine. Penn State's D'Anton Lynn is hoping that a disappointing performance at the Combine will be disregarded by scouts due to the fact that he was attempting to compete with a torn calf, at least according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 6-0, 206 pound Lynn was clocked at 4.77 seconds in the 40-yard dash -- the slowest time recorded by any defensive back at the Combine this year. Though he participated in the bench press (17 reps) and jumps (31.5" in the vertical and 111" in the broad jump), Lynn elected not to participate in any of the other timed events at the Combine after running the 40-yard dash. According to Schefter's report, Lynn had planned to warm up and then decide whether to participate in drills based on how the calf felt. The injury had originally taken place during Penn State's TicketCity Bowl loss to Houston. Lynn elected to play through the injury at the Senior Bowl. He was beaten badly there, at times, any may have been wiser to take care of the injury immediately following the end of Penn State's season. As it stands now, Lynn is expected to miss four-six weeks recovering from the injury. This will keep him from running at Penn State's Pro Day March 14, though he's hopeful to work out prior to the draft. Considering the lack of speed and coverage ability he showed at the Senior Bowl and Combine, it may not matter if scouts were impressed with Lynn's grit in attempting to compete in drills -- only that he failed to do so at a high level when he had the opportunity. Lynn is currently rated as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 32 cornerback for the 2012 draft. - NFLDraftScout.com

01/23/2012 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL MONDAY: Scouts will want to see improvement from Fletcher and Penn State's D'Anton Lynn. Each struggled to keep up with the North's receivers, showing average change of direction and speed. Fletcher was turned around on several occasions early in practice before the North's quarterbacks and receivers turned their attention to Lynn. The former Nittany Lion was victimized by Cousins and Wilson often as practice wore, perhaps an indication of their comfort with his limited playing speed and awareness after having played against him in the Big Ten. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/02/2012 - Scouting the Penn State pass defense: Penn State's all-senior secondary has been solid in its zone coverage this season; the Nittany Lions are fifth in the nation in pass defense. Cornerbacks D'Anton Lynn and Chaz Powell have good size and speed and are rarely beaten. Strong safety Drew Astorino is undersized but proficient in coverage and a sure tackler. Free safety Nick Sukay has been a step behind on several plays this season but does have three interceptions. Reserves Stephon Morris, Malcolm Willis and Adrian Amos provide solid depth. Penn State has 29 sacks this season (6 1/2 from senior defensive end Jack Crawford) but isn't always able to provide a consistent pass rush. - The Sports Xchange

12/30/2011 - The Penn State scandal can't end soon enough for the senior class that will forever be linked to this tumultuous season. Trying to figure out which agent to hire, where to begin training for the NFL Combine and whether they will play in the Senior Bowl are pressing questions they are beginning to address. Senior defensive end Jack Crawford said he accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl, and offensive lineman Johnnie Troutman said he was invited as well. Lynn, whose father is the New Jets' running backs coach, said he has considered selecting an agent but doesn't want to get ahead of himself. "I'm going to pick one sometime after the game and just start training for the combine and pro day," Lynn said. "(I'll) see if I can play football as long as I can." - Audrey Snyder, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

10/10/2011 - Penn State CB D'Anton Lynn (head injury) and CB Stephon Morris (ankle) did not play against Iowa. Freshman Adrian Amos and senior Chaz Powell were the starting cornerbacks. - The Sports Xchange

09/29/2011 - CB D'Anton Lynn could return to workouts Thursday after suffering a head and neck injury Saturday against Eastern Michigan. - The Sports Xchange

09/26/2011 - CB D'Anton Lynn was carted off the field on a backboard in the third quarter after suffering an apparent neck injury. Lynn was taken by ambulance to a local hospital but released later that afternoon after his neck and spinal column were examined. He is expected to miss at least one game. - The Sports Xchange

09/24/2011 - Matt McGloin threw for three touchdowns and Penn State welcomed coach Joe Paterno back to the sideline with a 34-6 win Saturday over Eastern Michigan. Penn State (3-1) held the Eagles (2-2) to 68 on the ground - 221 below its season average - and forced three first-half turnovers. Nick Sukay's interception late in the half set up the second of McGloin's scoring strikes, a 5-yarder to receiver Derek Moye for a 17-0 lead. It surely pleased the 84-year-old Paterno, who paced the sideline in the first half for the first time this season before returning to the press box after halftime with his team up comfortably. The Hall of Famer spent the first three games entirely upstairs while recovering from injuries suffered from an accidental collision in practice Aug. 7. The defense contained Eastern Michigan, though the injury news wasn't good on the field for Penn State. Linebacker Michael Mauti, the team's leading tackler, limped into the locker room in the first quarter with an ice pack strapped to his left knee. The announced crowd of 95,000 at Beaver Stadium went silent while trainers looked at cornerback D'Anton Lynn's neck and upper back late in the third quarter. Lynn was strapped to a backboard as a precaution and carted off the field late in the third quarter. A team spokesman said Lynn had movement in his extremities and was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center. - AP Sports