Paxton Lynch   # QB

Height: 6-7   Weight: 244   Age: 25

Born: 2/12/1994 San Antonio , TX

College: Memphis

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Trinity Christian Academy [Deltona, FL]









Draft 2016

Pick No.26

Selected By: Denver Broncos

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 26 (26)

Pick Analysis: Lynch was lost a bit in the recruiting process after sitting out half of his senior season due to a knee injury suffered in the preseason, allowing Memphis head coach Justin Fuente to nab the Florida product from the under the noses of in-state schools. He redshirted his first year on campus, but then stepped in to become a three-year starter for Fuente. Lynch went through some ups and downs in his first year as a starter, throwing nine touchdowns against 10 interceptions and completing just 58 percent of his passes for about 2,000 yards in 2013. He improved greatly as a sophomore, leading his team to a 10-win season and American Athletic Conference championship. He received second team All-AAC honors that season by completing 63 percent of his passes for 3,031 yards and 22 scores. Lynch exploded onto the national scene during his junior year, garnering a Manning Award finalist nod, first team All-ACC honors, and team MVP after leading the Tigers to an 8-0 start before the team struggled down the stretch losing to Navy, Houston, and Temple. During the teamís hot streak, Lynch beat SEC foe Ole Miss with a 39-for-53, 386-yard, three-touchdown performance. But the next time he faced a SEC defense, Auburn took him to task in the Birmingham Bowl, forcing him to complete just 16 of 37 pass attempts for a measly 106 yards and an interception. Despite finishing the season on a down note, the departure of Fuente for Virginia Tech and positive accolades received from the NFL scouting community led Lynch to take his talents to the next level.


Video Playlist

  1. 2016 Draft profile: QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis

    Published: April 6, 2016 at 10:55 a.m.

    Take a look at the college highlights of Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch.

  2. 2016 Combine workout: Paxton Lynch

    Published: March 10, 2016 at 05:25 p.m.

    Watch Memphis QB Paxton Lynch work out at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.

  3. Combine Confessional: Paxton Lynch

    Published: Feb. 26, 2016 at 06:14 p.m.

    The tall quarterback out of Memphis believes he's the best bet for success at the NFL-level. Also, not all of his teeth are real. Watch to find out.

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