Former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz is easily one of the top quarterbacks available in the 2016 NFL Draft and will likely be a top-ten, if not top-five, pick in April. Former NFL head coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden certainly seems to agree with that statement as well.
Wentz joined six other NFL Draft hopeful quarterbacks at Gruden’s quarterback camp, which began last week, and the former quarterback himself had some pretty high praise for Wentz. Gruden said that Wentz is the most “NFL ready” that he has seen in years.
Jon Gruden should know a lot about “NFL ready” quarterbacks. He spent years in the NFL as a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. He moved to the head coaching game in 1998, leading the Oakland Raiders to the AFC Championship Game in 2000 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their first Super Bowl win in 2002.
ESPN has held “Gruden’s QB Camp” for the last seven NFL Drafts and he has grilled more than 40 quarterbacks that ended up getting picked in the Draft. I think he knows what he is talking about with Wentz.
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