Saturday’s Senior Bowl gives college football seniors across FBS and FCS a chance to make an impression on NFL scouts and increase their draft stock before the NFL Draft. Players from smaller schools get the opportunity to make a name for themselves. No name in the game is becoming a hot commodity quite as fast as North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz.
A two-year starter for the Bison, Wentz led the FCS powerhouse to their fourth and fifth consecutive National Championships. Earlier in the college football season Wentz was projected to be chosen the in the second-round — but his stock has increased to potentially becoming a first-round pick in May, and possibly the first quarterback taken off the board. New Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has high praise for Wentz, telling Cleveland.com that Wentz “has a lot of the characteristics you look for” in a quarterback. Another NFL executive was quoted as saying “the Browns will be set for 15 years” by drafting Wentz. The Browns have the second overall pick in the upcoming Draft.*
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) January 27, 2016
— NDSU Athletics (@NDSUathletics) January 23, 2016
*last time Cleveland drafted a QB in the first round it was Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, so far a disappointing experiment.