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Prospect Profile: Paxton Lynch

Flip through photos of the quarterback from Memphis in action on the field and at the combine.

*In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th. *

We continue the series with a scouting report of Memphis QB Paxton Lynch.

Name: Paxton Lynch
School: Memphis
Height: 6-7
Weight: 244 pounds
Position: QB
NFL Network Pro Comparison: Marcus Mariota

Most of the conversation surrounding the top QBs in this year's draft revolves around Jared Goff and Carson Wentz.

There are many who believe Paxton Lynch belongs in that discussion as well.

The Memphis quarterback first made a name for himself with an impressive 2014 sophomore campaign when he completed 259 of 413 passes for 3,031 yards, 22 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.  However, it was a lights out junior campaign last season that cemented Lynch as a player to watch.  He set school records with in passing yards (3,776) and passing TDs (28) while tossing only four interceptions, earning first-team All-ACC honors in the process.  Lynch's finest performance may have been in Memphis' win over Ole Miss when he completed 39 of 53 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns. Overall, he declared for the draft having completed 758 of 1,205 attempts (63%) for 8,863 yards, 59 TDs and 23 interceptions.

A towering 6-7, 244-pounds, Lynch possesses excellent pocket awareness with the ability to slide and shift to create room.  He boasts a powerful arm and pinpoint accuracy with the ability to make just about every throw. Lynch is also an excellent athlete who can beat teams with his feet.  He ran the ball 288 times in 38 games over his career for 687 yards and 17 touchdowns, drawing comparisons in style to Marcus Mariota.

Combine Metrics
40-Yard Dash:4.86 seconds
Vertical Jump: 36.0 inches
Broad Jump: 118.0 inches
3-Cone Drill: 7.14 seconds

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