According to Jason Cole of B/R, North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz has solidified himself as the No. 1 quarterback prospect in this year’s draft class following his performance at the Combine.
Cole spoke to three head coaches and six high-level assistants at the Combine who all said that Wentz was the best thrower at the event. They were all impressed that Wentz didn’t look overwhelmed being on the big stage.
Even with the buzz surrounding Wentz, Cole adds that it’s likely a “two-man race” between him and Cal’s Jared Goff to be the first quarterback drafted.
While the coaches were impressed with Goff, they seem to think Wentz is the best quarterback prospect.
As for Memphis QB Paxton Lynch, Cole mentions that Wentz and Goff have likely pulled away from Lynch, who is viewed as the third best quarterback prospect.
During his Wentz’s senior year at NDST, he 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.
As for Goff, he threw for 12,195 yards while completing 62.3 percent of his passes to go along with 96 touchdowns and 30 interceptions over the course of 37 games over the course of his three years at Cal.