A lot of people got their first look at potential first-round draft choice Carson Wentz of North Dakota State at the Senior Bowl workouts on Tuesday -- and liked what they saw.
At least if you can believe social media. (And who doesn't?)
If you missed it yesterday, here's our blog post about whether all the excitement about Wentz is hype or reality. For what it's worth, it's hard to find an NFL mock draft right now that doesn't have Wentz as a first-round pick, and the more extreme position is wondering whether he'll be the first quarterback selected in the draft at the end of April.
Some of our interest in Minnesota could be because many of us have a case of college quarterback envy, after watching the hype and struggles that have abounded in the Gophers quarterback situation in recent years. That's reason enough to look across the border to NDSU, which has won the last five Football Championship Subdivision titles.
Here are 13 examples of what you could find on Twitter in the last 24 hours, starting with FOX Sports senior national writer Peter Schrager, whom you may have seen working the sidelines at a couple of Vikings game this season.
First tweet from North practice at Senior Bowl and yes, Carson Wentz looks like the real deal.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) January 26, 2016
WATCH: Carson Wentz impresses Cowboys on Day 1 of Senior Bowl https://t.co/nPUiNzhc7t via 247Sports— Larry Henry (@NEWSLarryHenry) January 27, 2016
I can't stress enough the importance of drafting Carson Wentz, and what it will do for this franchise til at least 2030. #CowboysNation— Cowboys Nation in MI (@YupItsRBrandt) January 27, 2016
I'm looking forward to watching them all progress this week. Carson Wentz of NDSU is fun to watch in person https://t.co/03VMkdhYsi— Charles Davis (@CFD22) January 27, 2016
Sinceramente, vejo melhor futuro para Carson Wentz do que para Paxton Lynch, mas nenhum deles me inspira extrema confiança— NFL Portugal (@nfl_portugal) January 27, 2016
5. Carson Wentz was CLEARLY the best QB here, especially on the North roster. Brandon Allen made a couple nice throws too.— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) January 27, 2016
Sounds like Carson Wentz is more than holding his own down at the Senior Bowl. Definitely making his case for top QB in my top 3. #Browns— Jared Luginbill (@JaredL77) January 27, 2016
If you missed it, I took my first look at NDSU QB, Carson Wentz today - https://t.co/HtFL3aYIKa— Brandon Sweeney (@NFLNSTUFF) January 27, 2016
Carson Wentz or Johnnie Manziel for Romo's replacement? #Carson I love the underdog— Ambifoxx (@ambifoxx) January 27, 2016
Of course, there's a bit of skepticism as well. Jumping off the bandwagon for a minute here:
The secondaries Carson Wentz faced were not NFL or D1 talent. that scares me. One thing to pick apart the JV teams in CFB (the FCS)— Lance (@lkl2625) January 27, 2016
I like Carson Wentz and see some good things in his skill set. But his hype train is starting to get annoying as hell.— John Bielski (@JohnRBielski) January 27, 2016
If we waste the 4th pick on Carson Wentz I would be extremely irritated— Kelsey Rae Everett (@KELSEYEVERETT10) January 27, 2016