Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
Frankly, this has been a very strange offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles. Everything was going smooth with the trades sending corner Byron Maxwell, middle linebacker Kiko Alonso and running back DeMarco Murray to other venues, but then things went haywire. General manager Howie Roseman committed $21 million to backup quarterback Chase Daniel and another $35 million to Sam Bradford, before making a huge move up the draft board in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.
The Eagles swapped first-round picks but relinquished their third and fourth-round selections this year, a first-round choice in 2017 and a second-round pick in 2018. After sending their second-round selection to the Los Angeles Rams last year in a deal to acquire Bradford, Philadelphia will be picking once before the middle of the fifth round.
Carson Wentz certainly has potential, but that is plenty to give up for a quarterback who needs to sit on the bench for a year or two while adjusting from FCS-level play. Wentz was a star at North Dakota State but was limited to eight games last year with a broken bone in his throwing wrist in 2016. On the positive side, Wentz did play in a pro-style offense with the Bison, giving him a jump-start on what to expect.
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