RSP Film Room No.66: Paxton Lynch w/David Igono


Two-thirds of the RSP staff take a deeper look at the Memphis quarterback’s performance in the upset of No.13 Ole Miss.

RSP contributor David Igono (@d1gono) was a strong safety for West Virginia and did a stint in the Arena League. As his football career as a player wound down, his passion for the game intensified–particularly film study.

Igono began corresponding with me nine months ago. This fall he began writing for the RSP blog about the central focus of his tape grinding obsession: quarterbacks. You can find his analysis of 2016 QB prospects at this link.

When Igono and I decided to do an RSP Film Room, I suggested Paxton Lynch. The physical tools are NFL caliber–some of them straight-up tantalizing. The quarterbacking traits also have promise. This is a long film session (2 hours) and probably more selfishly one where we forget there might be an audience there.

So we present it to you with that cautionary statement and if you seek shorter fare on Lynch, I’ve provided it here and here:

Thoughts on Lynch from the session:

  • Even with a specific mechanical flaw with his legs that limits the potential of his velocity and accuracy, Lynch’s arm talent is evident.
  • We discuss decision-making as a leadership skill and why good intentions in a difficult situation can contribute to poor leadership.
  • Memphis’ offense does not have a great deal of progression reads, but Lynch shines when it is a part of the play.
  • Where Lynch potentially offers a valuable skill when plays veer off structure that Aaron Rodgers possesses.
  • Factors behind Lynch’s spotty ball placement on short routes.
  • Ball placement, touch, and Lynch’s height.
  • The importance of quick decision-making in the red zone.

For additional RSP Film Rooms and Boiler Room Video Shorts, check out this page.

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