Let the formal pre-draft visits begin.
The annual ritual began anew Monday as the Cleveland Browns met formally with Paxton Lynch, a quarterback out of Memphis.
Source says #Browns visited today with Memphis QB Paxton Lynch & Baylor WR Corey Coleman. Team won't confirm pre-draft visits.— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) March 28, 2016
Pro Football Talk also reported the news.
It's team policy not to confirm any meetings, so don't expect the Browns to talk about the visit to the media.
A 6'7, 244-pound product, Lynch is an impressive physical specimen. The 22-year-old signalcaller enjoyed a solid college career, tossing 59 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in three seasons. His senior season was particularly excellent, as Lynch completed 66.8 percent of his passes for 3,778, 28 touchdowns, and four interceptions.
Lynch is projected to come off the board in the first or second round. The major knock on Lynch, as noted in a recent MMQB article, is his "limited experience with pro-style concepts and a lack of responsibility in the Memphis offense."
Compared to Marcus Mariota by NFL.com, Lynch has plenty of athleticism and upside. Will the Browns take a chance on him with the #32 pick?