There are mixed opinions on the readiness of North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz due to his small school pedigree but one draft expert has already ranked him as the best quarterback prospect in the 20116 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock of NFL Network.
Jared Goff of Cal and Paxton Lynch of Memphis are, as expected, ranked second and third. Michigan State’s Connor Cook and Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott round out the Top 5. The Tennessee Titans have the No.1-overall pick in the draft but clearly are not taking a quarterback after picking Heisman winner Marcus Mariota No.2 in 2015. But lots of teams are desperate for a signal caller to either start for them immediately or be groomed to replace an aging star, including the Cleveland Browns at No. 2, the Dallas Cowboys at No. 4, the San Francisco 49ers at No. 7, the Chicago Bears at No. 11, the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 13 and the Los Angeles Rams at No. 15.
The Titans are undoubtedly hoping that one of these quarterback prospects becomes so enticing that a needy team will offer them a bounty of draft picks/players for the right to move up to the top spot. Mayock is betting on that QB to be Wentz, although he has not yet gone so far to say that he should be the No.1 player overall.