Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
D’Anton Lynn: I think I have very good instincts as well as being physical and smart.
Scott Porter: What goals do you have for the NFL?
D’Anton Lynn: My first goal is to make an NFL roster after that just help a team out with whatever I can. That could be on special teams, CB, S or nickel. Down the line I want to be a starter as soon as possible.
Scott Porter: Talk about your experience at Penn State. What did it mean being part of the program?
D’Anton Lynn: Playing at Penn State helped me tremendously. I learned so much under Joe Paterno. Joe Paterno developed me not only on the field but more important off the field as well. Playing at Penn State helped me mature and become a better man. It helped me prepare for life after football. I was well trained and coached here. I was able to take so much from the staff here that I can use in everyday life that will make me a better person. Penn State was as good of an experience as I could have asked for. It was the best decision I made.
Scott Porter: Is there a player in the NFL that reminds you of yourself?
D’Anton Lynn: Malcolm Jenkins of the Saints because he played CB at Ohio State and made the transition to S in the NFL. He has adjusted well.
Scott Porter: What is a football accomplishment that you will never forget?
D’Anton Lynn: I would go back to my High School days. My Senior year of football we won our 8th championship for our school. The 8th win was a school record for Texas. The state of Texas is well known for football so that was a huge accomplishment and an exciting moment that I will never forget.
Scott Porter: What type of person is an NFL team getting in D’Anton Lynn?
D’Anton Lynn: Someone with great character who will do the right things and represent the organization well. I will do the right things and do things the right way. I have no off field issues and I am a good leader in the locker room. I try to out work everyone, that is the way I always approach things.
Scott Porter: What are you looking forward to the most about your opportunity in the NFL?
D’Anton Lynn: My first day of camp. I have dreamed of playing in the NFL for a long time now. That first day of camp will be a great feeling. The first time I suit up in an NFL helmet and NFL pads.
Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
D’Anton Lynn: I like going to the movies. I like hanging out with my family and friends during my down time. Pretty much anytime I am hanging around the right people I am having a good time. Movies and chilling are really what I do best when I have the time.
Scott Porter: Who is the toughest player you have ever faced?
D’Anton Lynn: Probably Julio Jones of Alabama now of the Atlanta Falcons. I had to face off against him two years ago when he was at Alabama. Very big and physical.
Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest adjustment from the college level to the NFL level?
D’Anton Lynn: Probably the speed of the game. Every time you jump up a level you always have to adjust to the speed. Some people adjust faster than others and I feel I can adjust pretty fast.
Scott Porter: Teams are now viewing you as a possible safety prospect, how do you feel about that and how do you think that could help you?
D’Anton Lynn: I think it gives me an advantage over a lot of other DB’s because it shows my versatility. It can’t hurt being able to play both CB and S. I think playing S will help me stay on a roster because it gives teams more flexibility with what they can do with me and it will allow them to line me up at multiple spots if needed. I did play some S at Penn State as well as the nickel position so that helped me out. I also played more S than CB at the Senior bowl. I am willing to play wherever a team wants to put me. It just makes me more appealing to a team. The more things you bring to a team the more valuable you are.
Scott Porter: What was the Senior Bowl experience like for you?
D’Anton Lynn: It was great. It was an honor to be invited to the top All-Star game in college football. It was a great way to end my career at Penn State. It was nice knowing that people thought highly enough of me to have me play in that game. It was a great time. I enjoyed the interviews the people I met and it gave teams the ability to see what I could do and see me line up in multiple spots.