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With the NFL Draft just a few days away, we have decided to put out draft profiles for your enjoyment, in case you aren’t familiar with all of these names that will be called on Thursday. We will be covering some of the big names as well as some of the lesser known names that could be called in the first round of the NFL draft. We continue the series with Carson Wentz. The Quarterback out of NDSU.


If I could only use one word to describe Carson Wentz it would be, winner. Throughout his college career Carson has done one thing and one thing only and that is win. He has won in all aspects of his career. Specifically by winning all but five games in his five year college career, winning five straight FCS championships, and earning a plethora of outstanding player awards. After an impressive two years starting in  college and performances at the combine Wentz’s draft stock has skyrocketed in the weeks leading up to the draft.

Carson Wentz grew up in Bismark, North Dakota. Wentz was not heavily recruited out of high school and only revived an offer from North Dakota State.After being redshirted his freshman year, Wentz served as the backup QB for NDSU for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Wentz went on to be the  starting quarter back for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. During his college career Wentz was 392 for 612 passing attempts which equates to a 64.1% completion percentage.  Carson gained a total of 5115 passing yards in his career with 45 touchdowns and only 14 interceptions. Wentz has amassed numerous accolades through his careers including five national championships and two championship game MVP awards.

Pros 

  • Carson Wentz is a winner plain and simple. You can’t teach that.
  • The most accurate arm in the draft. Has plus plus accuracy across the whole field.
  • High intelligence will be an asset in transition to the next level.
  • Able to use his legs to escape pressure and to gain positive yardage.

 

Cons 

  • Lack of experience versus high level of competition may make next level difficult.
  • Would not be an intimidate solution for a team. Needs to sit and learn for at-least a year.
  • Has some accuracy issues when passing on the move.

Carson Wentz is yet another example (ie. Tony Romo and Joe Flacco) that hard work and perseverance will pay off. No matter where you played in college if you show the skill there will be a place for you in the NFL. Wentz has dazzled scouts at his NFL showcase and the combine leading him to be one of, if not the best QB prospect in the draft. While Carson may not be starting as quickly as Goff, he will be a dominate NFL quarterback once he is ready to play. I fully expect Wentz to be taken with one of the two top picks in the draft.

Carson Wentz to the Philadelphia Eagles 2nd overall. 

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