Kiper: Carson Wentz could slip into first round

It’s officially NFL Draft season, and North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz has caught the attention of ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper. Speaking about this year’s quarterbacks, Kiper further elaborated on Wentz.

“The name to watch as a possible late-first pick. perhaps by some team trading back into the first round, is Carson Wentz of North Dakota State. Forget the school name. If Wentz, a 6-foot-5, 235-pounder, were playing for Bama or Florida State you’d think, ‘Man, that team has a really good QB.’ He can move really well,” Kiper noted.

There’s no doubt that Wentz is indeed a name to watch. Although he played for an FCS squad in North Dakota State, he does have phenomenal build for his position.

And though he only played in six games this season due to a wrist injury, he has a fine arm and can also run the ball a bit.

It should also be noted that FCS quarterbacks have recently done well on the NFL level. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was drafted 18th overall out of Delaware in 2008, and he’s won a Super Bowl.

Thus, though Wentz would be an unconventional first round pick, don’t be shocked if his name is called during Day One of this year’s draft.

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