Eagles reportedly to work out Memphis QB Paxton Lynch with Jeffrey Lurie in attendance


The Eagles will continue their tour of the 2016 NFL Draft's top quarterback prospects Thursday when they hold a private workout with Memphis QB Paxton Lynch. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network first on the story. 


The interesting note of this particular report is that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is mentioned as one of the attendees of the workout. Rapoport notes that he has been along for the ride as the team has reportedly taken a close look at: Jared Goff, Kevin Hogan, and Carson Wentz. There's something to be said for a team doing its due diligence, but the Eagles appear to be seriously entertaining the possibility of selecting one of the draft's top quarterbacks depending on who is available when they pick. 

Lynch is an intriguing prospect when it comes to the position. His raw skills and physicality are off the charts, but some have speculated he may need a bit more prep time before he is ready to make an impact at the NFL level. The Memphis product is an impressive 6'7", 244 pounds with 10 1/4" hands. He has a power arm and mobility that separate him from some of the other players in the class. That said, the Memphis offense was not a particularly complex one and Lynch struggled at times during his last season when facing defenses featuring premiere talent and complex schemes. 

With Goff and Wentz generally seen as top-ten prospects in terms of where many project them to be selected, Lynch is a bit more of a conundrum. As is always the case with the position if a team falls in love with a prospect, they will select him as high as they see fit. Lynch is not short on talent, but will need considerable work before taking over the reigns for a franchise. The Eagles are well-positioned to provide a favorable atmosphere for a young quarterback, given the fact that their three primary offensive coaches (Doug Pederson, Frank Reich, and John DeFilippo) all have worked in intimate settings with their signal-callers at previous stops. 

Somers Price is a contributor for Eagledelphia.com and can be followed on Twitter @somersprice

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