FARGO - Carson Wentz is featured on the upcoming cover of ESPN The Magazine's April 25 NFL Draft issue.
Kevin Van Valkenburg, a senior writer for ESPN, writes:
It's almost 11 p.m., and he's just housed a 14-ounce rib-eye, some waffle-fry nachos and two pretzel bread rolls with cheese sauce. But Carson Wentz is not satisfied. His pro day, an event that feels both overwrought and like the biggest test of his life, is just two days away.
The 23-year-old quarterback is sitting in a corner booth in the back of the Granite City Food and Brewery in Fargo, North Dakota, fiddling with his wispy copper beard. It's both a tic and an obvious tell, a good indicator he's grown tired of sitting still. He's thinking about the future, and the uncertainty is maddening. He's a planner, an obsessive scheduler, and each hour he's awake, he is restless, as if his body and brain are idling in neutral.
Van Valkenburg then goes on to write about the conversation between Wentz and his friend and quarterbacking mentor Ryan Lindley are going through parts of the playbook of the Cleveland Browns, a team that recently dumped Johnny Manziel and is again looking for a franchise quarterback. He also gets Wentz to open up about the star he's become in Fargo.