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Ranking The New York Jets First-Round NFL Draft Candidates

6. Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis

Are the Jets in love with Paxton Lynch?

That’s the question of the day.

The way this league is going, in how blood-thirsty these NFL organizations are in going after quarterbacks, we’ll eventually get to a point where 20 QBs will be selected in the first round (sarcasm inserted).

In 2016, we know Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are going one-two to the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles.


Next up at the position is Lynch.

Whether or not the Jets are in love with him will unfortunately mean very little because when two QBs go one-two at the top of the draft, the third will likely not last until the No. 20 slot.

The word around the campfire in recent days has Jerry Jones extremely enamored with the Memphis product. So much so, that he’s eagerly looking to trade up from the second round to snag him.

It’s probably a good thing for the Jets in the end as Lynch could be a major project. And besides, why would the Jets want two projects on the roster (Bryce Petty)?

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