One top QB said his medical exams 'spooked' teams at NFL Combine
Paxton Lynch said his medical exams at the combine 'spooked' some teams.
There are three really notable quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft. Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are considered the top guys, along with Paxton Lynch. The combine is a chance for Lynch to close the gap.
But instead the combine caused a couple teams to get "spooked" over his shoulder. Specifically a piece of bone that was "floating around" in his shoulder showing up in an MRI.
"I had an issue with my left knee and my right knee and an issue with my AC joint. When I hurt my AC joint back in my redshirt sophomore year of college in Cincinnati, I didn't realize that I had, I think they said it was just a small fracture in my clavicle," Lynch said. "So that popped up on the X-ray, but it was healed. But there was just some like piece of the bone I guess just floating around in there. So it spooked a team or two, I think, and that's why they requested the MRIs and all that.
"But I mean I didn't miss a game or a practice or a single throw 'cause of it, and none of those injuries bother me today. I'm 100 percent, so I was more than willing to do what they need me to do."
The 100 percent part is all that matters. If Lynch is healthy he's in the conversation for the top quarterback and a top-five pick.
"[Lynch] reminds me of Joe Flacco. Six feet, 7 inches, 245," Mike Mayock said before Saturday's combine. "Talk about a guy who can rip it. It's him."
It's a really weird quarterback class, because you've got a "system guy" (Goff), a "super-athletic late riser" guy (Lynch) and a "where did HE come from" guy (Wentz). It's a difficult group to compare.
Plenty of teams are quarterback-needy too. The Browns and 49ers stand out as top-10 teams who could be very interested in landing a signal caller. The Rams are sitting there at 15, unafraid to trade up and needing help as well. And the Cowboys are a major wild card at No. 4.
There's a market for quarterbacks and Lynch is a guy teams will be eyeballing provided he's accurate about his medicals checking out.
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