Written by Matthew Cannata
Tight End Arthur Lynch was drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft and for all rookies, regardless of where they are drafted, adjusting to the NFL can be somewhat difficult at first. Lynch, who caught 56 passes for 907 yards and eight touchdowns during his career at Georgia, found three former Bulldogs: Reshad Jones, Dannell Ellerbe and Knowshon Moreno.
Although Lynch played with Jones for one year, he said that meeting Ellerbe and Moreno was a great moment as they were two players he and others on the team looked up to.
“I played with Reshad one year, and Dannell and Knowshon left their mark at the university, so we all looked up to them as players,” Lynch said. ” When we were introduced they all started shouting ‘Georgia, Georgia, Georgia.’ That was kind of cool, to feel like we’re already apart of one family and now we’re getting acclimated to another one. That was a big deal for me.”
Lynch said that his college head coach, Mark Richt, was a big reason why his transition to the NFL didn't take long.
“No matter where you are in life, no matter what you do, you have to try and make an impact on other people,” Lynch said. “I really want to try to impact other people, and I think coach Richt tried to do that himself. He tried to impact others in a positive way, that rubbed off on me, and I think it rubs off on everyone who goes to the University of Georgia.”
Lynch is currently battling for a roster spot in a very crowded tight end group. Time will tell if he makes the final 53 man roster or if he ends up on the practice squad.