According to Jason Cole of B/R, North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz appears to be the No. 1 quarterback in this year’s draft class heading into this year’s Scouting Combine.
Cole mentions that the support for Wentz likely comes down to the simple fact that teams and evaluators were able to see him practice and perform at this year’s Senior Bowl.
However, Cole adds that the situation is “very fluid” right now, and Cal’s Jared Goff and Memphis’ Paxton Lynch could ultimately overtake Wentz as the top quarterback prospect due to the possibility that there could be more growth from them as opposed to Wentz.
Cole notes that Wentz is an established athlete who’s older than the other two players and may have less growth potential moving forward.
Mike Mayock seems to agree as his position rankings that were released on Wednesday has them ranked as: 1) Carson Wentz, 2) Jared Goff, and 3) Paxton Lynch.
All three players could throw at this year’s Scouting Combine, which would offer an interesting comparison for NFL teams to evaluate.
During his Senior year at NDST, Wentz threw for 1,651 yards while completing 63 percent of his passes to go along with 17 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also contributed 294 yards rushing and six touchdowns.