NFL Draft 2016: Mike Mayock compares Carson Wentz to Tom Brady, Peyton Manning

The Los Angeles Rams made headlines this morning when they traded for the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft later this month, which they will probably use to draft North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz, and draft expert Mike Mayock offered some poignant analysis of Wentz when appearing on NFL Network today.

“There is no doubt in my mind, if you make a move like this, you make the move anticipating a quarterback that can become Andrew Luck, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning,” Mayock said Thursday on NFL Network. “You don’t make the trade unless you think he can be one of those guys, and Carson Wentz has the upside to be one of those guys.”

That’s certainly a lofty comparison, especially considering how Wentz has yet to play a single NFL down. Still, he has impressed scouts more and more since the Senior Bowl and has worked himself into the Top 10 conversation as a result. In four years with the Bison, he completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 5,115 yards and 45 touchdowns to just 14 interceptions.

Needless to say, if Wentz is indeed the No. 1 pick, he has the potential to help the Rams take a huge step forward in 2016.

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