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Mel Kiper has Browns taking Carson Wentz in his second mock draft

With the NFL Draft nearly two months away, there has been plenty of chatter about who the top picks in the draft will be. While a lot of analysts have already changed their mind, specifically with regard to mock drafts and the Cleveland Browns, ESPN’s Mel Kiper has change his as well. This go-round, the second iteration of Kiper’s selection-based list, he has the Browns taking...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Texans reportedly ‘tired of using retreads’ for quarterbacks

The Houston Texans have been in quarterback purgatory for the last few seasons. On that note, owner Bob McNair has made it known that the team will plan to target a top quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft. Even with veteran free agents potentially available, it would appear the Texans are tired of traveling that road. John McClain of The Houston Chronicle confirmed the team’s...
Via Sportsnaut
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Podcast: Why Carson Wentz is the next great NFL quarterback

Carson Wentz will likely be the first QB picked in the 2016 NFL Draft, which means he'll probably be a top-5 pick, but he's unknown to most fans given he was an FCS star at North Dakota State.So why do NFL teams love him?NDSU coach Chris Klieman joins Bruce Feldman on The Audible to discuss Wentz in detail and explain why he'll be a great franchise QB for whichever team drafts him...
Via FOX Sports
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz becomes Todd McShay’s top-rated QB

Todd McShay has made a change to his draft board. Recently, McShay has shocked a lot of people by changing his top-rated quarterback in this year’s draft class. Previously, McShay had Jarred Goff listed as the No. 1 signal-caller, but now he has given that honor to North Dakota State star Carson Wentz. McShay listed multiple reasons for why he had this “change of heart.” McShay...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl QB Carson Wentz becomes hit on recruiting trail

FARGO, N.D. (AP) North Dakota State coaches enjoyed some free advertising while they were on the recruiting trail for this year's class. Standout quarterback Carson Wentz was fresh off a dramatic national championship victory and wowing Senior Bowl observers when the Bison staff was putting the finishing touches on more than two dozen new recruits, most of whom showed as much interest...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl sensation Wentz becomes hit on recruiting trail

FARGO, N.D. (AP) North Dakota State football coaches enjoyed some free advertising on the recruiting trail for this year's class. Standout quarterback Carson Wentz happened to be wowing observers at the Senior Bowl just as the Bison staff was giving their final pitches to new recruits. The Bison cashed in with more than two dozen signees. Wentz is projected by some experts to be...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State releases 2015 highlight video

Like previous years, the 2015 season for the North Dakota State Bison was a successful one. The Bison finished as national champions once again, thanks, in large part, to the play of quarterback Carson Wentz. To celebrate the championship season, the school released a highlight video for the team. It’s pretty long, but definitely worth the watch. Check it out for yourself Can’t...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Some NFL execs are unsure about Carson Wentz

A name that turned a lot of heads at the Senior Bowl was that of North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz and though he performed well enough during drills that he could very well be a first-round pick in the spring, some NFL executives aren’t so sure. According to NFL.com, the word around the offices of select NFL teams is that Wentz is both “overrated” and that there is...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State beats Oral Roberts 67-63 behind Jacobson

FARGO, N.D. (AP) A.J. Jacobson scored 20 points in shooting 7 for 11 from the field and Malik Clements added 14 points to lead North Dakota State past Oral Roberts 67-63 Thursday night. Obi Emegano and Javan White made jumpers to give Oral Roberts a 57-51 lead with 6:21 to play. Dylan Miller responded with a jumper and Kory Brown's 3 cut the lead to a point. Emegano and Brown...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

NDSU signing haul: Rich get richer

(STATS) - The difference with recruiting today from when North Dakota State won the first of five straight FCS national titles is discernible for coach Chris Klieman. "So many more people know about NDSU because of all the games we've had on ESPN or the 'College GameDay' visits," he said. "Obviously, the championships have been huge for us. When I walk into airports and have NDSU...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

FCS scholarship offers can beat the FBS

(STATS) - A record five straight national championships would seem to make North Dakota State the place to be come national letter of intent day, but the lure of playing at the elite FCS level doesn't always win out against another difficult opponent: An FBS program that also is offering a scholarship to a high school recruit. Last week, North Dakota State, fresh off yet another...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Wentz completes strong Senior Bowl week

(STATS) - Wentz Week concluded on Saturday in Mobile, Alabama. Some knew it as the 67th Senior Bowl. North Dakota State's Carson Wentz kept himself in the mix to be the first quarterback selected in the NFL draft with a strong if not overwhelming performance in the Senior Bowl, where his North squad lost to the South 27-16 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Only three weeks removed from winning...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Carson Wentz be a First Round Draft Pick in the 2016 NFL Draft?

Carson Wentz has been a hot name at the Senior Bowl and has generated great attention from the media and the NFL teams. He’s already received strong praise from Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. “Well, he’s got the prototype size, He’s an athlete – he’s got some sneaky, quick, fast body mechanics and movement to go along with a really nice arm,” stated Linehan...
Via The Sports Journal
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz balls out in Mobile, executive says he should be Browns’ pick at No. 2

The 2016 NFL Draft may still be over three months away, but NFL executives are already weighing in on who the Cleveland Browns should take with the second-overall pick. While talking to cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot at the Senior Bowl this week, one NFL executive stated that the Browns should absolutely pick North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz with the second-overall selection...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Wentz, FCS counterparts trying to make NFL impression

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Those NFL executives who couldn't make the trek to North Dakota to check out Carson Wentz in college are now getting a close-up view of the player in the mix to be the first quarterback drafted. The former North Dakota State star is the most prominent of a number of FCS products trying to make an impression on NFL teams throughout this week at the Senior Bowl...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Buzz: Carson Wentz will be drafted in the top 10

Every year, it seems as though there is a small school quarterback prospect who is highly-touted by the draft community. This year, it is North Dakota State star Carson Wentz. However, Wentz is more than your normal small school signal-caller. During Tuesday’s weigh-ins, Wentz proved that he has prototypical NFL size — 6-foot-5, 233 pounds. Now, he has the opportunity to continue...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Hue Jackson, Sashi Brown heading to Senior Bowl to see Carson Wentz and others

While Ray Farmer’s stint as general manager of the Cleveland Browns featured the team shunning live talent evaluation in group settings, Hue Jackson and Sashi Brown will be leading a team of individuals to Mobile, Alabama for the impending Senior Bowl. In a story written by ESPN.com’s Pat McManamon, one subject of interest could be North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Carson Wentz has already met with Dolphins and Texans

Carson Wentz is one of the most intriguing quarterbacks coming into the 2016 NFL Draft, and he already has half the league interested in him. Speaking with Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Wentz said he has already met with the Miami Dolphins. This is interesting, because you’d think the only way the Dolphins could land him is in the first round, and they already have Ryan Tannehill...
Via Sportsnaut
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Dupree returns to North Dakota St 2 weeks after leaving

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Junior guard Carlin Dupree has rejoined the North Dakota State basketball team, two weeks after leaving because he was unhappy with his role. Dupree said in a statement issued by the school Monday that he made ''a selfish decision'' and hopes he'll be forgiven. Coach David Richman says Dupree is a member of the Bison family and will be supported. But he also...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Wentz in the spotlight at Senior Bowl

(STATS) - Few players in the Senior Bowl will be dissected more than North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz this week. Is he deserving of being taken in the first round of the NFL Draft? Should he be the first quarterback selected? Will the coaching staff of Wentz's North squad - Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys - be impressed enough to consider Wentz with the No. 4 overall...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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