2017 saw Carson Wentz emerge from a promising young quarterback to an NFL superstar and MVP candidate. Even though Wentz was injured, it’s safe to say they hit a home run by drafting him.
So, what about Wentz sold the Eagles? Part of the answer is revealed in some footage from his NFL Combine interview with Philadelphia where he broke down film with coaches and executives. Wentz impressively demonstrated that he was capable of processing the information on the level necessary to succeed as an NFL QB while pressed by then QB coach John DeFilippo. Obviously they must have liked the answers because the rest is history.
Actual insight into the NFL pre-draft process is rare. This video is like crack for football junkies. Enjoy.
This video is one of my reasons why I was excited about John DeFilippo. Here’s Carson Wentz’s combine interview with the Eagles. Listen to how he tests Wentz’s knowledge. The dialogue here is awesome from both. pic.twitter.com/6x1vanFb5a
— J.R. (@JReidDraftScout) March 17, 2018
Here’s a link to the full clip if you’re interested: