COLUMBUS OH - NOVEMBER 13: Drew Astorino #28 and D'Anton Lynn #8 both of the Penn State Nittany Lions break up a pass intended for DeVier Posey #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes as Dane Sanzenbacher #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes waits nearby to make the reception for a 58-yard touchdown play in the third quarter at Ohio Stadium on November 13 2010 in Columbus Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Like the head coach, whose father Buddy famously roamed sidelines for decades, Matt Simms, Joe Suhey and D’Anton Lynn practically were born in a pro football locker room — Matt to ex-Giants Super Bowl winner Phil Simms, Joe to longtime Bears fullback Matt Suhey and D’Anton to Broncos running back-turned-Jets assistant coach Anthony Lynn.
I would be shocked if Simms stuck. It goes beyond the team's current quarterbacks guaranteed spots. He was extremely highly touted coming out of high school, but he had a very unimpressive college career. He looked like he was in over his head playing for the University of Tennessee. I think his Super Bowl winning father is the only reason people paid him any attention as a prospect.
With John Conner already on the team, the fullback Suhey is likely auditioning for a job somewhere else, hoping another team is impressed with him on tape.
Lynn could be the keeper of the group. He likely would have been drafted if not for a spring calf injury. He fought through it, but it caused him to underperform at the Combine and miss his pro day, which hurt his stock. He is a heady player and also has experience at safety. He has a real shot to compete with the two safeties the Jets took late for a spot. He might have gone ahead of them had he not been hurt.