The Bills met with a host of prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine this past week. Not surprisingly, one was a quarterback according to a report.
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Memphis QB Paxton Lynch had a formal interview with the Bills along with about half the league in Indianapolis.
Lynch is widely viewed as part of the second tier of quarterbacks in the 2016 draft class behind top QBs Carson Wentz and Jared Goff.
He may come off the board at the end of round one, but his value might be more suited for round two. While he has enormous upside and all the physical tools at 6-7 and 245 pounds, Lynch played in a shotgun offense and took play calls from the sideline so he’ll need a good bit of development to adjust to the NFL game.
Lynch ran a 4.86 40 time at the combine and had a 36-inch vertical leap.
“Lynch at 6-6 245 with his arm… now what has to happen is he’s got to become a pitcher,” said ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper. “He’s got to be coached up to be a pitcher. He’s a thrower right now. That’s the only thing with Lynch is he just needs some time. He’s young. He’s won a lot of games. When he played really good teams late in the year he struggled.”
Tags: 2016 NFL draft, NFL Combine, Paxton Lynch
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