QB Country helps Paxton Lynch put on a “Big-time Pro Day”
- Updated: April 7, 2016
On a windy day in Memphis, Paxton Lynch put on a show at the University of Memphis for the last time. In front of 26 NFL teams and winds swirling 20-30 MPH, Paxton showed plenty of improvement and all but solidified his 1st round status. Paxton has been working with QB Country coach Charlie Taaffe since January.
“I wanted to showcase my footwork and my arm (at pro day),” Lynch said in an interview with Mayock on the NFL Network after his workout, per College Football 24/7. “I think I did a good job of that.”
“I didn’t want to come out here and just throw conservative routes,” Lynch said on the NFL Network after completing his throws. “I want to compete at the highest level and I thought that was the best way to do it. You’re never competing against the quarterback you’re lined up against, you’re competing against yourself. That’s what my mindset was today.”
Paxton Received plenty of rave reviews;
Mike Mayock of the NFL Network added (via College Football 24/7) that Lynch “would be in conversation for one of the five strongest arms in [the] NFL.”
“You never want to get too carried away with pro days, but this was an outstanding pro day,” NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said. “You talk about arm strength — he showed that off. Deep outs, deep throws down the field, he was on the money. Some of them were caught, some of them were dropped. But overall, this was a big-time pro day. I thought he got a chance to show off, and he took advantage of it.”
“I think he made dramatic improvements with his footwork,” former NFL player and scout Bucky Brooks said on the NFL Network broadcast of the workout. “Because of that, you can get excited about what he brings.
Paxton with his Coach Charlie Taaffe and QB Country Founder, David Morris
“I thought I did really well. All the feedback I got from all the coaches and the media guys, they were really impressed with how I handled it,” Lynch said. “I was really excited just to come out here and throw with these guys again. I’ve been throwing with all these other guys at the combine, all these guys in Orlando, so it felt good to be around some familiar faces.”
It was an almost perfect farewell on a day that was anything but ideal.