The Carson Wentz hype train just picked up a little more steam. On a conference call Tuesday afternoon, Mike Mayock of NFL Network said that former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz had a similar ceiling to Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts. This was just the latest of several ringing endorsements that Wentz has landed recently this draft season.
Mayock didn't exactly compare Wentz to Luck, but he did say that Wentz could get to that level one day. "He's bigger than Andrew Luck. He's got arm strength comparable to Andrew Luck. He just doesn't have the experience that Andrew Luck had at a high level coming out of college. So I see a ceiling for this kid similar to Andrew Luck. That's why I believe in this kid so much, but it's going to take a little bit of time."
Obviously the Titans aren't going to take Carson Wentz, so why does this matter? If you want a trade to happen, you need a quarterback to really kill the process. NFL teams couldn't care less what Mike Mayock thinks, but maybe, just maybe, Cleveland or Dallas feels the same way.
I can't stress to you enough how unlikely a trade is, but well respected guys like Mayock endorsing Wentz can't hurt. Jon Robinson has already teased that he's fielded some "preliminary" calls regarding moving the first pick.
Wentz has the size (6-5, 232 pounds, 10" hands) and arm that the NFL will love. He played under center in a "pro-style" offense and is said to be highly intelligent with great character off the field. If the Titans want to trade, I think Wentz is the guy you have to be pulling for this weekend in Indianapolis.