VIDEO: Watch Paxton Lynch's First Throws As A Denver Bronco

A shotgun quarterback at Memphis, Paxton Lynch takes snaps under center as Gary Kubiak looks on.

Quarterback Paxton Lynch joined his fellow rookies and first-year players today at Dove Valley to participate in Denver Broncos rookie mini-camp. 

In so doing, we got our first look at Lynch slinging the rock as a Bronco, targeting rookie sixth round fullback Andy Janovich, with head coach Gary Kubiak looking on. 

I must say, Lynch's dropbacks are looking smooth. Coming from a system at Memphis, where he played exclusively out of the shotgun, I've projected Lynch to have a bit of a learning curve—mastering the five and seven-step drop—and making his reads at the bottom. 

But his footwork is looking solid. And the rest will come with reps. Maybe John Elway is right and Paxton Lynch is a lot further along in his development than many, including me, have surmised. 

"I thought I threw decent," Lynch said. "It was my first time throwing in a while to real receivers, so I came out here, got some work with the other guys, and obviously our timing is going to be off in learning the footwork and learning their steps, so it's going to be a little different."

According to Andrew Mason, under-center work was a major point of emphasis for Lynch on Friday. However, the huddle and playing under center might not be as alien to him as one my think, coming from that Memphis spread. 

"We did this offense my freshman year at Memphis, so I've been in the huddle, I've been under center, I've done all that," he said. "Then at Memphis we had to re-learn in the spread. So now I'm just re-learning what I learned."

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