2016 NFL Draft: Taking a look at a three-round Denver Broncos mock draft with a trade up for Paxton Lynch. What might the Broncos do after a big move?
Are the Denver Broncos interested in trading up in the 2016 NFL Draft for Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch? That might just be the case, and Lynch would become the first offensive player selected by John Elway with a top pick in his tenure as the decision-maker in Denver.
So what if the Broncos decide to move up and get Lynch? What would it take? I’m not going to get into gory details of a trade, because I’ve already outlined it, but let’s just say it costs the Broncos at least their own third round pick in this year’s draft.
We’re going to take a look at a draft scenario where the Broncos pull the trigger on a trade to move up and get Lynch in the first round, and three picks that could make an impact for this team…
Acquiring the rights to draft Lynch would certainly be the most bold move the Broncos have made for a quarterback since John Elway recruited Peyton Manning to town. It’s obviously not on that level, but like I said, Elway has never made a move in the first round for an offensive player, much less a quarterback.
Moving up to draft Lynch would indicate that for the present, Mark Sanchez has the upper hand to start in 2016, but also that the Broncos are ready for the future sooner rather than later. What does Lynch bring to the table?
This guy is capable of making some incredible throws. The game against Ole Miss stood out to me this past year for a number of reasons, but here you will see Lynch take on the intense pressure he did against the 13th ranked team in the country, as well as the actual pressure applied by constant blitzing by the defense.
There are consistency issues at times, but there’s no doubt in my mind that Lynch has what it takes to be a franchise quarterback. It’s now just a matter of how much the Broncos want him…
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