Ranking Every QB Drafted in the First Round Since 2014

32. Paxton Lynch (26th Overall, 2016 — Denver Broncos)

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2016 was a time when offenses were shifting across the league. Teams were looking for the next, athletic quarterback following the breakouts of Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick. At Memphis, Lynch dazzled with good mobility and a rocket arm. With Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler bolting for Houston, the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos used their first-round selection on Lynch. It was an unbridled disaster. Heading into his rookie campaign, Lynch lost the starting job to a 7th-round pick — Trevor Siemian — during offseason training camp. Lynch would go on to start just four games for the Broncos over the next two years, and hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since 2017.