Former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz does not feel added pressure to replicate his success with the Bison in the NFL, he writes in the Players Tribune.
“So am I worried about whether I can have the same success at the next level? Of course not,” Wentz wrote. “I’m excited to show people exactly what I can do.”
Wentz may be considered the top quarterback prospect in the NFL draft due to the pro-style offense that he worked with in college. North Dakota has won the last five titles in the Football Championship Subdivision Championships.
In 2014, Wentz took over as the Bison’s starter and finished the year with 3,111 yards and 25 touchdowns. He missed the first two months of his senior season, but returned to complete 62.5% of his passes for 1,651 yards and 17 touchdowns while also adding six touchdowns on the ground.
The NFL draft begins on Thursday night with the Los Angeles Rams on the clock for the No. 1 overall pick.