Wentz selected second overall 'a day in North Dakota sports history'
Four years ago the former North Dakota State quarterback became the second overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles
Four years ago today, Carson Wentz was a highly touted prospect out of North Dakota State about to become an NFL quarterback.
The Bismarck Century and NDSU alum was selected with the second overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles on April 28, 2016 in Chicago. The Eagles made a blockbuster trade earlier that month, sending the eighth overall pick to the Cleveland Browns, along with a third and fifth round pick in the 2016 draft, a first round pick in 2017 and a second round pick in 2018 for the Eagles to move up to the number two overall spot.
Philadelphia became enamored with Wentz earlier in the draft process, which included head coach Doug Pederson and owner Jeffrey Lurie flying to Fargo to visit with him.
Wentz has gone on to play 56 games with the Eagles thru his first four years in the NFL, throwing 97 touchdown passes to go along with 35 interceptions. He has been beset by injuries in the NFL, suffering broken ribs, a torn ACL, a broken bone in his back and a concussion which caused him to miss a majority of the Eagles most recent playoff game against Seattle in January.
In his last game before the NFL Draft, QB Carson Wentz made one final case for why he should be picked early.https://t.co/lzwylAAAS6— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) January 9, 2016
Here's some of WDAY and The Forum's coverage from the day that Wentz was drafted second overall.