Every year, it seems as though there is a small school quarterback prospect who is highly-touted by the draft community. This year, it is North Dakota State star Carson Wentz.
However, Wentz is more than your normal small school signal-caller.
During Tuesday’s weigh-ins, Wentz proved that he has prototypical NFL size — 6-foot-5, 233 pounds. Now, he has the opportunity to continue building off of the draft buzz by showing off his skills in practice.
Wentz enters the week in Mobile with incredible buzz for an FCS prospect, but that should only continue to grow as the week goes on.
In fact, some believe Wentz will be a top ten pick by the time it is all said and done.
“With Carson Wentz, most of the scouts I talked to during the year probably thought he was worthy of second-round consideration. But a second-round grade in September is a high grade for a small school. As the fall progressed, then it became, ‘Well, no he’s more of a first-rounder’,” Senior Bowl director Phil Savage said, via NFL.com.
“And within the last two weeks, I had two phone calls from (NFL personnel) friends of mine saying that Wentz isn’t just a first-rounder, he’s going in the 10, so there’s a real buzz about him.”
Wentz will be working with the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff throughout the week and he has some dynamic weapons at his disposal in Mobile.
If Wentz can put it all together and prove that he is much more than hype and size, we could very well be looking at the top-rated quarterback prospect in the 2016 class. Who knows, maybe Garrett and the Cowboys could be taking a much closer look at Wentz than we all think.
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