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Jerry Rice feels the San Francisco 49ers should draft QB Paxton Lynch

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Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is a huge San Francisco 49ers fan and he should be, as he is the best wide out in their history.  Rice is a good player and he was asked about the draft this year, and his answer was interesting. 

“I think they’re going offense. It’s got to be quarterback. We don’t know the situation with Colin Kaepernick, if he’s going to be around or if he’s going to be leaving. So the big guy, Lynch, out of Memphis, would be an exceptional quarterback,” Rice told NFL Network’s NFL HQ on Monday. “Big guy, strong arm and I think Chip Kelly had a lot of success with Nick Foles (with the Eagles). I think he could take Lynch under his belt and develop him into a very good quarterback.”

As a junior in 2015, Lynch again started all 13 games. He completed 296 of 443 passes for 3,778 yards, 28 touchdowns and four interceptions. In Memphis’ 63–0 victory over SMU, Lynch tied an FBS record with seven passing touchdowns in a half. He finished 9 of 14 for 222 yards, and completed his touchdown throws to seven different receivers.


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