NFL Draft Profile: Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz-QB-North Dakota St.
Size: 6’5 237 lbs
- Can make every throw, powerful arm
- Accurate to all levels of the field
- High football IQ
- Understands pro-style offenses
- Understands reads and progressions
Analysis: When I first put on tape of Carson Wentz, I was blown away. I did not know much about this big kid from a small school, but he has shown he is an NFL-ready QB. Wentz is tall with an athletic frame, but showed at the NFL Combine that he can compete with the best. He ran a 4.77 40, and had a 118-inch broad jump (just shy of 10 feet). Wentz played in a pro-style system with plenty of snaps under center. He was asked to make NFL throws and showed he could do it while standing tall in the pocket and delivering with a relatively high release point. He excelled in structured passing attack that required him to read the entire field, and can make every throw no matter where he is on the field. Adept in play-action game at selling fakes and quickly finding safeties to help determine where to go with the ball. Intelligent with long list of academic achievements. Should be able to process and handle an NFL playbook quickly. As we get closer to the draft, Wentz will only continue to rise on teams draft boards, and I am confident saying he is 100% the best quarterback in this draft.
- Struggles while throwing on the run
- Needs work on anticipatory throws
- Will need some time to adjust to game speed coming from a FCS school
Analysis: On tape, the one area of weakness I could diagnose in Wentz’ game was throwing while on the run. When rolling out, he will float it a little too much, especially when taking shots down the field. His anticipatory game needs some work, particularly outside the hash’s, but that should be corrected with proper coaching. He has dealt with injuries throughout his career but the most serious was a broken wrist which sidelined him for 8 weeks this past season. Nothing too concerning for NFL teams.
My Take: Over the off-season Wentz has definitely become my No.1 QB in the 2016 draft. His showings at the Senior Bowl, NFL Combine, and particularly on tape proves he can be ready day one to lead an NFL team. Whichever team drafts Wentz is getting a franchise quarterback, who knows how to win.
Draft Projection: Top 5
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