Senior Bowl Quick Reaction: Carson Wentz is the man and more
MOBILE, Ala.–The Senior Bowl is officially over, and I am officially on the Carson Wentz bandwagon. Without scoring any points, Wentz showed me what scouts have been raving about all week, he can be an elite quarterback at the next level. His athleticism is no longer under-the-radar, showing ‘escapability’ in the pocket, along with an uncanny ability to throw while on the run. He has a live arm that can make all the throws with the perfect amount of touch when necessary.
While some have knocked him for being a member of the FCS North Dakota State Bison, accumulating a 29-1 record with back-to-back National Championships is no small feat. To me, it shows he is a proven winner and knows how to perform on the big stage.
The NFL Draft Combine is right around the corner, and there is still a lot of movement to be made on team’s and experts draft boards, but right now Carson Wentz has passed Jared Goff as my No.1 QB in this class.
Other Senior Bowl Notes
- DE Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky, Ohio State transfer) was dominant on the defensive front, clearly showing he was the class of the defensive ends at the Senior Bowl
- LB Tyler Matakevich (Temple) Accounted for five tackles on the opening drive and was around the football all game. Undersized, but has a nose for the football
- OL Nick Martin (Notre Dame) Proving to be a solid force that can play multiple positions. Per Mike Mayock, “Second-round pick all day long.”
- DT Jarran Reed (Alabama) Was the most dominant DT in the game, showing up for all four quarters
- QB Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) Was named Most Outstanding Player of the Game. Even with this performance he needs to show a lot at the combine to be considered more than a late-round pick.