North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz has had a dream career during his time with the Bison in Fargo. His career has turned into one that made people question why he wasn’t a bigger target in terms on FBS schools.
He helped the Bison win their fifth straight FCS national championship on Saturday and his performance in the game proved why his NFL Draft stock rising isn’t just a fluke. He joined The Dan Patrick Show Monday morning to talk about his success in the last two years with the Bison.
“What the writers have to say, it is what it is. You try not to focus on that, everyone has a different angle, a different approach,” Wentz said. “What really matters is what the teams think of you, what the scouts and the ownership thinks of you. I’m not concerned with what writers have to say to be honest with you.”
Some have said that Wentz doesn’t deserve all the credit he has gotten the last month or so and that he isn’t really first-round material. However, Wentz feels pretty strongly about his place in the first round, especially when it comes to the likes of Paxton Lynch and Jared Goff.
“I definitely believe in that group, no doubt about it,” he added.
In 2014, Wentz had his best year yet, throwing for 3,111 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He missed a large part of the season this year, but he still threw for over 1,600 yards, 17 touchdowns, and just four interceptions, which put him on pace to demolish his stats last season.
Right now, Wentz is projected as a late-first round to early-second round pick. You better believe that Wentz is prepared to prove that he belongs there.
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