NFL Draft 2016: NFL execs prefer Wentz over Goff

The NFL Draft is just over a month away and some teams are starting to get serious about a few players they would like to draft in the first round. Two of those players that will likely get taken early on are quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Jared Goff.

NFL Media analyst Charley Casserly, the former Washington Redskins and Houston Texans general manager, contacted 15 different NFL teams that don’t have an immediate need for a quarterback and polled them on who they would prefer. The answer was a pretty resounding nod to Wentz.

“Why did I choose them? Number one, they’re probably going to be more honest with me,” Casserly said on NFL Network’s “Path to the Draft”. “And a lot of these teams that still need a quarterback, they’re going through the process. They really haven’t decided how they’re going to rate Wentz or Goff, Goff or Wentz. Here was the vote at the end of it: eight went for Wentz, four went for Goff. Three said, ‘Too close to call at this point in time.'”

Right now, there a number of teams who do need a quarterback, so it is pretty telling that many NFL executives would choose Wentz over Goff in the NFL Draft. The Cleveland Browns hold the second overall pick in April and they have a choice of the two quarterbacks.

It will be interesting to see where these two quarterbacks end up and when they will actually be drafted.

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