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12-4, 1st in AFC West
Paxton Lynch to compete in Denver for starting QB job (1:03)
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First-round clipboard holders

Over the last 15 NFL drafts, seven quarterbacks taken in the first round rode the pine their entire rookie season. Fellow first-rounders Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch both seem to have a better chance of joining this clipboard club than the No. 1 pick, Jared Goff.

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What about the rookie quarterbacks?

Of the three first-round quarterbacks, Jared Goff is the closest to an impact rookie. But Mel Kiper Jr. isn't ready to predict much noise this season from Goff or fellow rookies Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch . Impact rookies (Insider)

Sanchez: 'I'm thrilled about this opportunity' (0:30)
Edwards says Broncos are not a lock to win division (1:18)
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Sanchez: Broncos' QB pick a vote of confidence

Mark Sanchez isn't threatened by the Broncos' selection of Paxton Lynch in the NFL draft. Instead, he sees the selection as a vote of confidence in himself as the team's No. 1 quarterback.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Sanchez said today he reached out to all of the Broncos draft picks this past weekend and that second-round pick Adam Gotsis responded with a text "thanks mate." So, Sanchez said: "I looked him up a little more and I was 'oh got it Down Under, perfect'." Gotsis is a native of Australia and former Australian Rules football player.

Kiper, McShay share favorite picks in the draft (1:21)
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Denver draft hinges on Paxton Lynch

Mel Kiper Jr. thinks the Broncos got a steal in Justin Simmons at the end of Round 3, and they got great value at No. 63 with Adam Gotsis. But the draft class will hinge on Lynch, and how long Denver waits to play him. NFL draft grades (Insider)

Broncos' best pick: Adam Gotsis

Denver took the Georgia Tech defensive end with its second-round pick. Gotsis is a perfect fit for defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' system due to his ability to penetrate as an inside rusher. Todd McShay (Insider)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Elway also said after the draft he would like to negotiate deals for Von Miller, Brandon Marshall and eventually Emmanuel Sanders, but that Miller's deal would be first in line.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway said following the draft the team is undecided about whether to engage the fifth-year option on nose tackle Sylvester Williams' contract. The deadline is tomorrow and would bring a $6.75 million price tag for the 2017 season -- a "pretty big number," Elway said.

Broncos get good grade, with potential (1:45)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

No time to find another apparently, but they held up a Broncos jersey for the Mr. Irrelevant pick. But the Broncos traded the 253rd pick to the Tennessee Titans earlier this afternoon.

Team Stats

Passing Yards248.114th
Rushing Yards107.417th
Points For22.218th
Points Against18.54th

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