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.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 29, 2016
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.