Seven NFL analysts say Broncos 1st pick is Paxton Lynch

Mel Kiper

With the Kaepernick deal bogged down in negotiation and intrigue, there’s a good chance that Paxton Lynch could end up in the Mile High City.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport tweeted that Lynch has a predraft appointment with the Denver Broncos.

In fact all seven mock draft analysts for NFL.com unanimously have Lynch going to the Broncos in the first round as the 31st overall pick. Lynch is the only player in the first round that all seven analysts agree on.

In his assessment of Lynch on NFL.com, analyst Bucky Brooks called Lynch’s arm “intoxicating.”

“It is hard to find a passer capable of delivering the ball with more zip and velocity — to every area of the field — as effortlessly as Lynch,” Brooks said. “The Broncos, in particular, have a structure in place (strong running game and dominant defense) to help Lynch slowly develop as a playmaker.”

Many analysts cite a weak combine performance as one reason his draft stock has gone down, but it does look like his pro day went well if the NFL’s tweets are to be believed.

Though analyst Ike Taylor compared Lynch to Tom Brady, everyone agrees that he would need to be groomed and learn for a few years before taking the reins from whomever starts for the Broncos next season.

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