The Eagles both traded into the top two of the 2016 NFL Draft, and now they have their man.
But will we see Carson Wentz on the field this season? And if we do, what will his fantasy numbers be like?
Wentz totaled 80 touchdowns during his final two seasons at North Dakota State, even with a wrist injury shortening his senior season. But that was against teams like Western Illinois and Missouri State, so Wentz will have to quickly adjust to NFL speed. If he can’t adjust he’ll obviously struggle, but if he can adept there’s a chance he cracks your fantasy squad next season.
If Wentz starts in Philadelphia, he could find some success in an offense that lost it’s way last season. New Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is not only a former quarterback, he ran a QB-friendly offense with Kansas City. Wentz has similar traits to Alex Smith, who thrived in Pederson’s offense. Short passes, speedy rushers and the option to scramble are all familiar to Wentz, who could easily rise past Matt Barkley on the Eagles depth chart.
Pederson may still favor Bradford, but it’s known the Eagles are actively shopping the former Sooner.
If he starts, he might be worth a late-round pick, especially in dynasty leagues.
2016 Projection: 234-450, 2789 yards, 15 TD, 9 INT, 6 rush TD