Get ready for lots of buzz about the first quarterback taken in the NFL draft quite possibly being Carson Wentz, who led North Dakota State to its fifth consecutive NCAA Football Championship Subdivision title earlier this month.
The Dallas Morning News, for example, is speculating that Wentz could go to the Cowboys with the No. 4 pick. The Cowboys coaching staff will be in charge of the North team for Saturday's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., where NFL scouts get to take a long look at some of the best players who will be entering the draft. Part of Wentz's intrigue, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, is that many of those who are looking at him haven't seen him play in person.
Wentz as the top QB taken is probably a reach right now, with Jared Goff of Cal, Paxton Lynch of Memphis and Connor Cook of Michigan State also being available. (None of those three are at the Senior Bowl).
Wentz has met with about half the teams in the NFL at the Senior Bowl, according to the Miami Herald.
If you look at the early versions of mock NFL drafts, you'll find Wentz as a first-round pick in many places.
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