The Philadelphia Eagles are eyeing North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz in the NFL draft, NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein said in an interview with 97.5 The Fanatic.
“Make no mistake about it, I still think the Eagles first and foremost are trying to find a way to get Carson Wentz,” Zierlein said. “I know Doug Pederson loves him. I know that from people behind the scenes, in the know. That’s who he wants and that’s who he likes. It’s just going to be tough.”
The Eagles possess the No. 8 overall selection in the 2016 draft after a trade with the Dolphins moved them up five spots from No. 13.
Wentz, who missed much of last season due to injury, won FCS Championship Game's Most Outstanding Player honors each of the last two seasons after leading his team to consecutive titles.
This off-season, the Eagles signed free-agent quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel to deals worth a combined $34 million in guaranteed money.
The NFL draft begins April 28 in Chicago.