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NFL Agent Takes A Shot At ESPN's Todd McShay On Twitter

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The agent of former Memphis quarterback - and NFL Draft first-round hopeful - Paxton Lynch took some shots at ESPN analyst Todd McShay Thursday night. 

Leigh Steinberg, the inspiration for one of the sports agents in Jerry Maguire, took to Twitter to question McShay's credentials. The ESPN NFL Draft expert called Lynch a "a long-term developmental project" in a conference call earlier this week. 

“He has all the physical ability in the world; he’s just coming from an offense that is very simplistic. He’s got to learn how to get his team in and out of a huddle, and how to make line checks, and pre-snap audibles, and get them out of bad plays into good plays — he hasn’t had to do any of those things...Teams have gotten him on the board, and he has not performed very well, and so there’s concern. So he’s a long-term developmental project, a lot like a Brock Osweiler. But I think he’s less polished than Osweiler when he was coming out of Arizona State,” McShay said, via NJ.com

">@PaxtonLynch's ability is absurd.Doesn't work for a team!

— Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg)

#NFLDraft Everyone entitled to opinion,but Todd McShay's vitriolic assessment of @PaxtonLynch's ability is absurd.Doesn't work for a team!

— Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg) April 21, 2016

">April 21, 2016

">@ESPN

#NFLDraft Everyone entitled to opinion,but Todd McShay's vitriolic assessment of @PaxtonLynch's ability is absurd.Doesn't work for a team!

— Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg) April 21, 2016

">@PaxtonLynch

— Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg)

#NFLDraft Hope public knows that Todd McShay,self-proclaimed draft guru never played,coached,scouted in college or NFL.@ESPN@PaxtonLynch

— Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg) April 21, 2016

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It's true that NFL teams really don't care - or even really listen - to what McShay or Mel Kiper has to say. But he's just doing his job, giving his opinion. 

Anyone who takes what McShay has to say as more than just his opinion is misguided. 

The NFL Draft starts next Thursday at 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.