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New York Jets: Ranking The Best Case QB Scenarios For 2016

4. Paxton Lynch (QB-DRAFT)

  • 22-years old, 6’7”, 244 lbs.
  • Projected to go in mid to late 1st Round
  • College Career: 8,865 yards, 59 TD, 23 INT
  • Contract: N/A

The positive is clear when discussing Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch.

He’d be the undoubted future at the position.

Should Mike Maccagnan draft the kid with interesting dual-threat ability, Lynch would automatically become the future. You simply cannot take a QB in the first round and not plan the entire franchise around him. Not in this league the way QBs and the salary cap rules all.

Standing at 6’7”, Lynch possesses a solid arm and moves very well in the pocket while still looking to scan the field. Most mobile youngsters look to tuck-it and run far too soon in the progression of the play.

He’s not a project. He’d have a shot to play immediately.

He’d need to work on ball placement in certain situations and shorten up on a slight windup he has.

Obviously, though, if Lynch becomes a Jet it would mean their first-round pick is spent on the kid, instead of looking to snag that edge rusher not seen since the likes of John Abraham.

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