Comparing Broner to Lacy and JAcobs even now is ludicrous. Lacy and Jacobs hadn't been in with the same competition Broner's been in with already. It STILL mystifies me how hyped up Lacy was. He was struggling with journeyman level fighters before he even fought Calzaghe. Same thing goes for Jacobs. Broner has already beaten Perez and Litzau, they're no ATG's, but they're formidable opponents.
A lot of people picked Perez to beat Broner, and Broner destroyed him. You can look at the De Leon fight, but I'd say it's pretty obvious that Broner has improved tremendously since then. I think he's already proven he's not a hype job as it is now. The kid is only 22 years old, hasn't even come close to reaching his peak and he looks very good already. So, no. He's not a hype job. Is he THE cream of the crop? We just don't know that yet, but he is no hype job, that's for sure.