At the end of this month we’ll know whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers will have selected another young quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft and odds are good that will ultimately happen based on the due diligence they’ve done at the position over the course of the last several weeks. On Wednesday, Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch participated in his school’s pro day and according to NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock, Steelers quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner was in attendance to watch him perform.
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Lynch, who measured in at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at 6065, 244-pounds, is expected to be drafted somewhere in the first few rounds later this month. During his college career he threw for 8,863 yards with 59 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.
Fichtner’s attendance at the Memphis pro day probably shouldn’t be considered a huge surprise, however, being as he was previously the school’s offensive coordinator for six years prior to him being hired by the Steelers.
The Steelers have been linked to several young quarterback prospects so far this offseason and that list includes Vernon Adams, Dak Prescott, Cody Kessler, Brandon Allen, and Cardale Jones, just to name a few. So far, however, the team has failed to bring any quarterback in for a pre-draft visit as far as we know.
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