Ex-scout: 4 NFL evaluators say Paxton Lynch is top QB prospect

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Paxton Lynch's rise as one of the top quarterback prospects in college football has strengthened by the week as Memphis' signal-caller continues a spectacular season for an undefeated team. In fact, two NFL personnel directors already have Lynch at the top of their list at the position, according to former Chicago Bears director of college scouting Greg Gabriel.

Of course, Lynch has yet to announce whether he will even apply for 2016 NFL Draft eligibility. Like Cal's Jared Goff, the quarterback to which Gabriel also referred, Lynch is only a junior.

But he's looking more and more like a very special one. Multiple scouts have echoed Gabriel's information, and at 6-foot-7, 240 pounds, Lynch is more of a physical presence than Goff (6-4, 215).

Gabriel questioned glowing evaluations of Goff on Saturday during Cal's 27-21 loss to USC, which was the Golden Bears' third consecutive loss.

Lynch takes an 18-1 TD-INT ratio and a streak of seven consecutive games with 300-plus passing yards into Saturday's home game against Navy.

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