Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch reminded scouts and general managers alike why they were all drooling over him last season. Lynch put on a show yesterday in his pro day. The 6-6 1/2 244 pound Lynch completed 57 of 69 passes on a windy, blustery day. Lynch was especially impressive on his deep ball connecting several times on fade routes and deep crossing routes. He was also very impressive throwing on the run, especially when the pocket broke down and he had to go out the front or back door.
Lynch has all of the tools physically to step in and start as a rookie. He’s been overshadowed a bit by Carson Wentz and Jared Goff, but physically he’s just as good if not better than those guys. Athletically, there isn’t a big difference between Wentz and Lynch. They are both big quarterback who can move well in and out of the pocket. I do think Lynch playing a better level of competition gives him a slight edge over Wentz.
There was some talk that Lynch might slip into the bottom of the first round. To quote my Italian friends. Forgetta about it! Lynch will go in the top fifteen picks. He’s too talented, polished and well put together for teams to pass on. Lynch has all the makings to be a franchise NFL quarterback.