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Potential NFL Draft First-Round Pick Paxton Lynch Looks Like A Backstreet Boy

There's a decent chance former Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch will be shown on your TV Thursday night. He's not attending the NFL Draft in Chicago, but he'll be talked about and definitely shown if someone takes him in the first round, which is expected. 

If you've never seen him before, he might look pretty familiar, especially if you grew up in the 1990s boy bands' era. 

Lynch looks a lot like Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys. 

Lynch laughingly explained his look on ESPN's Russillo & Kanell on Thursday. 

"As a joke over the summer I was shaving. My mustache always grew the fastest, so I kind of was just messing around with my roommates and they were loving it. They're like, 'Dude, you need to keep it.' So alright, I'll keep it. I walked into the (Memphis football building) and (former Tigers' coach Justin) Fuente was like, 'what the heck is that on your face? You look like an idiot.'" 

He stuck with the look, though, obviously. 

You can listen to Lynch's full explanation here

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VIDEO: @PaxtonLynch is NFL bound...but could his real calling be in a @backstreetboys reunion?

— The Russillo Show (@RussilloShow) April 21, 2016

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— Russillo and Kanell (@RussilloKanell) April 21, 2016

If the whole playing football for money thing doesn't work out, he could probably have a pretty lucrative career starting a Backstreet Boys' tribute band if he can find others who look like A.J. McLean, Howie D., Nick Carter and Brian Littrell. 

The NFL Draft starts on Thursday at 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.