Former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz is one of the most intriguing names in this year’s draft class and according to former NFL scout Matt Williamson, fans “shouldn’t be surprised” if he puts up numbers comparable to former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck at the NFL Scouting Combine this week.
I hear we shouldn't be surprised when Wentz puts up Luck/Newton type Combine numbers
— Matt Williamson (@WilliamsonNFL) February 23, 2016
That’s quite the comparison, especially since Luck played at a Power 5 school in Stanford while Wentz played at a Division I-AA program. Though Wentz does have a great arm and moves quite well for someone 6-foot-6, 231 pounds, the difference in competition faced is indeed significant.
Given how Luck performed well enough at the 2012 combine to be drafted first overall by the Indianapolis Colts, when another top quarterback prospect in Baylor’s Robert Griffin III was also on the board, it’s certainly going to be interesting to see how Wentz’s performance in Indianapolis this week compares. Alma mater aside, fine arm strength and athletic versatility on top of that don’t come along very often. Moreover, scouts are ranting and raving about Wentz’s intangibles.
That said, be sure to stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Wentz from the NFL Scouting Combine!
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