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NFL Notes: Paxton Lynch, Christian Hackenberg, Trades, & Drug Testing

Paxton Lynch

  • Tony Pauline reports that Memphis QB Paxton Lynch could end up coming off the board anywhere from the top 15 picks to the end of round one.
  • According to Pauline, reports that Lynch posted a low Wonderlic score at the Combine could be one of the reasons for a drop in round one.
  • Pauline writes that several franchises around the league significantly mark down signal-callers who score poorly on the test.

Christian Hackenberg

  • According to Tony Pauline, some in the league believe Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg will be selected ahead of Memphis QB Paxton Lynch. However, Pauline isn’t buying this personally.
  • Instead, Pauline thinks Hackenberg will be selected during the early part of the second round by someone like the 49ers, Bears or Dolphins.


Peter King of TheMMQB.com expects there to be multiple trades during round one of the draft.

One personnel director tells King that he believes some team could end up offering the Browns a serious offer for their No. 8 overall pick.

“Someone’s going to see Joey Bosa or DeForest Buckner sitting there at eight and blow away Cleveland with an offer,” said the personnel director. “After the quarterbacks, there’s a major difference of opinion on players, depending on what team you’re talking to.

Drug Testing

  • Despite some speculation that a notable player may have failed a drug test at the Combine, Adam Schefter reports that the NFL notified all 32 teams that no player tested positive at event.

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