Wentz Selected 2nd by Philadelphia, Becomes Highest FCS Draft Pick Ever
As expected, the Philadelphia Eagles selected former North Dakota St. quarterback Carson Wentz 2nd overall in Thursday’s NFL Draft, making Wentz the highest drafted player from an FCS school in draft history.
Wentz will join an offense that features former Heisman Trophy winner and 1st overall pick Sam Bradford, although for how long isn’t clear.
Earlier in the week, Bradford’s agent, Tom Condon, requested a trade from the organization.
In any event, Wentz is joining a team that finished 2015-2016 on a low note.
The Eagles finished 7-9 for the year, missing out on the playoffs, eventually firing Head Coach Chip Kelly, and bringing in former Kansas City Offensive Coordinator Doug Pederson.
Philadelphia has spent the majority of the off-season in the spotlight.
In early March, the Eagles traded star running back DeMarco Murray to Tennessee a season after signing the former Dallas Cowboy and Oklahoma Sooner to a five-year, $40 million deal.
Philadelphia made another splash last Wednesday when the organization moved up in the draft to select 2nd overall and the pick with which they eventually selected Wentz.
The Eagles open the Preseason on Thursday, August 11th against Tampa Bay.
They begin the regular season on Sunday, September 11th against the Browns, and host the Vikings on Sunday, October 23rd.