2016 NFL Mock Draft: Full 1st-Round Projections for Top-Tier Prospects

February 17, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL draft discussions are always more interesting when there's a legitimate debate about the top quarterback in the draft.
The Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota debate was intriguing in 2015, and we should have a similar situation this year with the North Dakota State Bison's Carson Wentz vs. the California Golden Bears' Jared Goff.
Wentz over Goff
Unless he stumbles mightily at the NFL Scouting Combine, Wentz should be the first signal-caller taken in the 2016 NFL draft.
NDSU isn't the type of program that usually produces first-round picks—let alone franchise quarterbacks—but nothing about Wentz seems like the usual. He has the ideal size at 6'5" and 232 pounds, solid arm strength, decent athleticism and excellent intangibles.
Had he played in the SEC, Pac-12 or Big Ten, he probably would have won the Heisman Trophy, and he wouldn't have had to come almost out of nowhere in the last two months to garner national attention.
If the...

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