Former NFL First-Round Pick Paxton Lynch is Now a 12th-Round USFL Pick

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SJ - February 23, 2022

A lot of people say that Ryan Leaf was the biggest NFL Draft bust of all-time.  Former Raiders first-round pick JaMarcus Russell is high up on that list, but we might have a new leader in the clubhouse and his name is Paxton Lynch.

Lynch wasn't a top pick in the first-round, but being drafted in the first-round is being drafted in the first-round.  He was drafted in the first-round by the Broncos in 2016.

Fast forward to last night and he was drafted in the 12th-round by the Michigan Panthers in the USFL Draft.  This just days after he was released by his CFL team.

Some guys have a really hard time calling it quits.  It appears as if Paxton is one of those guys.  He might be able to land a backup job with an NFL team, but there isn't a chance he starts again in NFL.


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