23. Denver Broncos – Paxton Lynch
Paxton Lynch was another example of NFL scouts falling in love with a big-bodied, big-armed quarterback, overlooking the glaring flaws. It was reported that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones desperately tried to trade up to take Lynch, and after failing to do so, eventually “settled” on taking Dak Prescott later in the draft.
As far as Lynch, he played in a spread offense in college, meaning he would face a steep learning curve in the NFL. Also, there were plenty of whispers in Denver that Lynch simply doesn’t have the work ethic to succeed as an NFL quarterback, which could explain why Lynch started just four games in his two seasons in Denver.
The Broncos waived Lynch prior to the start of the 2018 season.