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Evaluating TCU tight end Artayvious Lynn’s NFL Draft destinations

The 6-foot-6, 260-pound prospect will be one of multiple Horned Frogs working out during Friday’s Pro Day.

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The Horned Frogs will have a pair of tight end prospects working out during the TCU Pro Day on Friday including redshirt senior Artayvious Lynn, who declared for the 2021 NFL Draft after spending five seasons with the Horned Frog football program.

Lynn appeared in 34 games for the TCU football team, catching 22 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns in his career. The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder signed with the Horned Frogs as the nation’s No. 2 prep school tight end prospect in 2015. Despite missing four games during the 2020 season with an injury, Lynn totaled seven receptions for 88 yards including a 48-yard touchdown against Iowa State, his longest catch as a TCU player.

The Bossier City, Louisiana native was one of three veteran tight ends to suit up for the Horned Frogs this season. While Pro Wells caught more passes and Carter Ware was primarily used as a blocker, Lynn showcased both skills quite frequently throughout his career at TCU. Lynn possesses prototypical size for an NFL tight end and could benefit from a solid all-around workout during the TCU Pro Day on Friday.

Lynn’s name hasn’t surfaced on many seven-round mock drafts lately, meaning he could find a home as an undrafted free agent. However, many Horned Frogs who signed as UDFAs are still on NFL rosters including Darius Anderson, Sewo Olonilua, Austin Schlottmann, Patrick Morris, Cordel Iwuagwu, Innis Gaines, Aviante Collins and Anthony McKinney. Lynn was invited to play in the 2021 Hula Bowl in Hawaii earlier this year, starting for Team Aina and earning praise on the broadcast for his in-line blocking ability.

Although Lynn didn’t catch many passes during his time with the Horned Frogs, TCU’s run-heavy scheme in 2020 and previous emphasis on an up-tempo, spread offense limited passing reps for most tight ends on the team. But with plenty of film on tape, Lynn could boost his draft stock with a quality Pro Day workout Friday.