CHICAGO–The Denver Broncos, scorned and derided by many social media experts who lack the credentials of major media companies, may have done what is in their best interests in making a small sacrifice to gain a solid signal-caller.
The Broncos traded the #31 pick in the first round and the #94 overall selection to the Seattle Seahawks to get the #26 overall selection where they selected Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch.
Lynch comes in as a 6’6″-225 pound prospect and has an athletic body, per his official scouting report on NFL.com. Furthermore, he can adroitly maneuver out of duress, which is obviously something the now-retired Peyton Manning could not do when the pass rush became too much for the Broncos’ offensive line to handle. Much like Manning, however, he can keep plays alive with his feet.
Nevertheless, NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock has said many times during the first round of the draft that Lynch is not ready to play yet although he did say the Broncos needed to make this pick and, surely enough, they did.
Lynch, like all other mortals, has his deficiencies as well, and in football spheres, his scouting report says he needs to work on his accuracy with moving targets, a common occurrence in the NFL.
More from Predominantly Orange
- Broncos chances of landing Sean Payton dwindling, but not gone
- Denver Broncos dream coaching staff for DeMeco Ryans
- Denver Broncos: “Sleeper” David Shaw checks every box
- The Broncos’ coaching search likely has not gone to plan
- Special Chiefs Suck Offer: Bet $5, Win $150 if Joe Burrow Passes for ONE YARD vs KC
Additionally, it would serve him well in the NFL to be able to get passes over the reach of inside linebackers as sometimes his passes across the middle were batted away at Memphis.
Nevertheless, his pluses definitely outweigh his minuses and perhaps it was Broncos vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway’s plan all along to bring in Mark Sanchez from Philadelphia to serve as the incumbent quarterback.
Beyond that, it is reasonable to suggest that second-year quarterback Trevor Siemian will also have a shot to compete for the #2 spot in training camp and as I can tell you in my previous experiences, collective competition just makes everyone better. Therefore, this is a win-win scenario for the Broncos.