The 49ers’ offseason inspection of the top quarterbacks in the draft continued Wednesday at Paxton Lynch’s pro day in Memphis.
The team sent Dana Bible, whom new coach Chip Kelly hired as a senior analyst last month, and scout Darrell Moody to watch the tall, athletic quarterback work out.
Bible, 62, has been a quarterbacks coach in the NFL and an offensive coordinator at Stanford and with the Philadelphia Eagles. He most recently spent six seasons at North Carolina State, finishing there in 2012 as the school’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Lynch captured the attention of NFL evaluators last season by leading Memphis to a 9-4 record, including a 37-24 win over Mississippi. Lynch, who is 6-foot-7 and 245 pounds, threw 28 touchdown passes with just four interceptions. He also has 17 rushing touchdowns in three seasons at Memphis.
Lynch is considered the third best quarterback in the draft behind Cal’s Jared Goff and North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz. The 49ers could be eyeing him with their pick in the second round, No. 37 overall. They also have the ammunition – a league-high 12 picks – to jump back into the first round to take a quarterback.
They already have looked closely at Goff and Wentz, including private throwing sessions with both. They also had a private workout with Michigan State’s Connor Cook, who could be selected after Lynch in the draft.
Goff and Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan are eligible to attend the 49ers’ “local” pro day April 13. It’s unknown whether the team has scheduled any private meetings or sessions with Lynch.
On Tuesday, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski suggested Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, who generally is considered the fifth best quarterback in the draft, would fit well in coach Chip Kelly’s offense.
Prescott, however, is not scheduled to meet with the 49ers.