Philadelphia Eagles draft Carson Wentz with second overall pick

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After a rollercoaster month or so, the Eagles efforts to trade up in the draft have resulted in QB Carson Wentz of North Dakota State being taken with the second overall pick.

The 6’5 Quarterback has the prototypical frame of a modern day NFL Quarterback and dominated during his time at North Dakota, completing 62.5% of his passes for 1,651 yards, 17TD’s and 4INT’s in 2015. He may not be as “NFL ready” as Goff, but to many he has a much higher upside and could well develop into a franchise Quarterback over time.

Moments after being drafted, Carson Wentz sent a message to the Eagles fanbase through an interview with the NFL Network, saying “They’re getting a passionate player themselves, it’s gonna be fun.”

With a very QB friendly coaching tree in Philadelphia, Wentz will be in a perfect situation to refine his craft as he learns behind Chase Daniel and Sam Bradford.

The Rams took Jared Goff with the first overall pick, leaving the Eagles with a very easy decision to take Wentz.

 

 

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