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Bills dine with Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch

The Buffalo Bills continue to do their due diligence when it comes to scouting quarterbacks in the 2016 draft class.

The Buffalo News' Tyler Dunne confirmed Wednesday that the team had dinner Tuesday night with Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch.

A 6-foot-7, 245-pounder, Lynch went 296 of 443 (69.1 completion percentage) for 3,778 yards, 28 touchdowns and just four interceptions this season for the Tigers, who finished with a 9-4 record.

He holds Memphis single-season records for passing yards and touchdowns and compiled a 22-16 career record as a starter, leading Memphis to the program's first 10-win season since the 1930s in 2014.

This past season, Memphis got off to an 8-0 start before losses to Navy, Houston and Temple. In the Birmingham Bowl against Auburn, Lynch went just 16 of 37 for 106 yards and an interception, leading to some concerns about his performance against a higher level of competition.

Nevertheless, he's projected to be the third quarterback taken in the draft, behind Cal's Jared Goff and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz. Will Lynch be available when the Bills are scheduled to pick at 19th overall?

If Wentz and Goff go in the first seven selections, as expected, the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 8 and the Los Angeles Rams at No. 15 are the next two teams most linked to possibly taking a quarterback in the first round.

 

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