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Paxton Lynch | 5

QB | Memphis | Pittsburgh Steelers
Ht: 6065 / 6' 07" | Wt: 244 | Upd: 10/11/2019

Vitals

Birth Date: 02/12/1994
Age: 26
Original Team: DEN
NFL Entry: 16 01 026
NFL Exp: 3
Depth Chart Key: SF19
Team History: DEN SEA PIT

Player History

06/16 DEN D/C signed
09/18 DEN waived
01/19 SEA FA for 19
08/19 SEA waived
09/19 PIT P/SQ 3-6
10/19 PIT activated 6

Ourlads' Profile:

2016 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about PAXTON LYNCH: Memphis, 6065 244 4.81. Junior entry from Deltona, FL. Three-year starter who was redshirted his first year. He plays in a spread quarterback friendly offense. Possesses the arm strength to make all the tough throws. Creates plays by stepping up into the pocket, sets his feet, and follows through with his passes. Has the talent to create plays. Appears to keep a cool head and demonstrates good leadership responsibilities. Poised in the pocket. Rockets the ball so hot at times that his receivers can’t handle the ball. When he misses, he misses low or behind his target. His accuracy percentage has gotten better every year and topped out at 66.7% in 2015. Does a nice job on play action passes with good ball fakes and has good touch on back shoulder fade routes. Mechanically solid overall, squaring his hips and throws on the run. Has a smooth, quick, and high release. Throws darts when hitting a receiver on a backside slant route. Fits the ball into small spaces at times, although most of the time the receivers are schemed to be wide open. Throws a nice spiral to all receivers and backs with touch. Will look the safeties off and move them with shoulder shake. Has vision and feel as a runner. Not elusive, but natural run ability to use a burst of speed when rolling out on the goal line to score. Not afraid to block the edge of a defense to help a running back get around the corner. The angular right-handed passer spreads the ball around to several receivers and is accurate when he passes. Our notes are littered with receivers dropping several balls or his passing percentage would be greater. Will throw the ball into coverage at times, challenging a defense. He sees the field well and throws equally as consistent in the pocket as on the run. He runs the zone read option at times and is a threat to run the ball. Lasers several horizontal quick hitch, outs, and slant routes. With his size, he can easily see and find his receivers. Keeps his eyes down the field and attacks the voids in Cover 2 successfully. Lynch has a good body conformation and moves well for a 6’7" quarterback. An eventual starter if he is drafted into the right environment, develops, and gets more consistent in his footwork when getting away from center to the throwing point. 2015 stats: 296/444, 3778 yds, 66.7%, 28TD, 4 INT, 151.1 QB rating, 239 yds rushing, 2 TD. Ball velocity 59 mph. OSR:5/18. First/second round. (A-34 1/4, H-10 1/4, SS-4.26, VJ-36).