Carson Wentz is considered by many to be one of the top quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft. His draft stock hit a speed bump in mid-October when he suffered a broken wrist that many expected would end his senior season. Despite the injury, Wentz has maintained an early round grade, with some analysts opining that he could sneak into the first round.
The scouting world received some good news today, as there will be another game from Wentz’s senior year to evaluate. He is expected to start the FCS Championship game against Jacksonville State this Saturday:
Official: QB Carson Wentz will start tomorrow for NDSU in FCS Title Game.
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) January 8, 2016
BP’s Take: This is great for Wentz’s overall stock, proving he’s a hard worker in the training room and a guy motivated to get back on the field despite the risks involved. Rather than mentally checkout and focus on his NFL career, Wentz is proving that the concept of ‘team’ and ‘winning’ is extremely important to him. It’s rare for talent evaluators — especially in the media — to be able to get a good feel for what makes a guy tick. This is tangible evidence that the game matters to Wentz. Stock up.