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Dallas Cowboys 2016 NFL Draft Target: QB Paxton Lynch

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Dallas Cowboys 2016 NFL Draft Target: QB Paxton Lynch

After the injury on Thanksgiving, Tony Romo has now had four career-threatening injuries, three of which were all regarding the same left clavicle. While Romo will be back for the 2016 season and a few years beyond that, the reality is that the Cowboys have to look into finding his successor over the offseason. Here’s an option in the first round of this year’s upcoming draft.

Paxton Lynch is a player that has the makings of a Pro Bowl football player at the next level. Drawing comparisons to Ben Roethlisberger because of his frame and his arm strength, Lynch is a promising football player. However, he’s extremely raw, but if he is given a few years to sit and learn behind a player of Romo’s quality, it should bode well for his progression as an NFL player.

Whether it’s been Matt Cassel or Brandon Weeden, the Cowboys’ offense hasn’t synced when their backup signal-callers have been in. Drafting a guy like Lynch would be a good thing and a bad thing.

Behind Romo, Lynch wouldn’t start right away, but he would give the Cowboys a reason for belief for the future and it will make Cowboys fans more comfortable knowing they have a player that can take over for Romo when the veteran decides to retire.

At 6-foot-7, 240 pounds, Lynch is a bigger quarterback that wins with his arm talent. His numbers have been huge over the course of the past year. Sure these numbers have come against weaker opponents in the AAC, but if this class of quarterbacks continues to not impress, and the Cowboys want to go quarterback in the first round, Lynch is one of the first options that comes to mind.

An online sports writer for about three years now, Ryan is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. He writes about his favorite team on Inside The Star. Ryan also writes for other publications like Roster Watch, Rant Sports, and Cuse Nation. Ryan is a freshman at Syracuse University majoring in Information Management and Technology. You can follow him on Twitter @RyanRattyNFL.

4 Comments
  • Robert

    Lynch has great upside. I think the quarterback the Cowboys should zero in, is Jared Goff. Goff has played on some poor California football teams. Started on a 1-11 team as a true freshman. 5-7 team as a sophomore. As a junior, is currently playing for a team that is going to its first Bowl appearance since 2011, with a 7-5 record. Goff has lifted the play of the players around him. Also Joe Montana was his idol when he was in High School and wears his #. Some scouts compare Goff to Aaron Rodgers. When I watched Goff, he reminds me of a taller version of Romo.

  • SilverandBlueSpirit

    Paxton plays for my local hometown team and from watching him what I can attest to is he can make all the throws..not only in college but NFL level throws as well. He hasn't played against SEC level or BIG 10 Level or PAC 10 Level competition all year but the AAC is much better than it has been and people give it credit for this season. Memphis' last 3 opponents all were in the top 25 when they played them and also he had one of his best games against OLE MISS and beat them and last I checked they lost only 3 games this year and thats while playing in the SEC and just ROUTED Mississippi St. yesterday in their season ending shellacking of their state rival. He may need some coaching and some work like you said for the bigtyme NFL but he defintely has the talent and ability to succeed I believe. Whether we are lucky enough to end up with him or not whomever does has a new fan. 38-27…HA that game wasn't that close.

  • SilverandBlueSpirit

    Paxton plays for my local hometown team and from watching him what I can attest to is he can make all the throws..not only in college but NFL level throws as well. He hasn't played against SEC level or BIG 10 Level or PAC 10 Level competition all year but the AAC is much better than it has been and people give it credit for this season. Memphis' last 3 opponents all were in the top 25 when they played them and also he had one of his best games against OLE MISS and beat them and last I checked they lost only 3 games this year and thats while playing in the SEC and just ROUTED Mississippi St. yesterday in their season ending shellacking of their state rival. He may need some coaching and some work like you said for the bigtyme NFL but he defintely has the talent and ability to succeed I believe. Whether we are lucky enough to end up with him or not whomever does has a new fan. 38-27…HA that game wasn't that close.

  • bizriak

    Lynch came to Memphis as a wholesale unheralded freshman. Fuente, a gift d offensive coach and former college qb himself, has made him into a legit prospect in three short years. If he comes into the right situation I think he will be a star. Unfortunately, I don't think our situation is right until idiot King Jerrah has passed to the great luxury box in the sky.

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