Final pre-free agency 2016 NFL mock draft
By Brian Miller
Carson Wentz – QB – North Dakota
While Johnny Manziel drinks away his future in the NFL and most assuredly with the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland needs to find someone who can throw the ball and call the signals on offense. While Jared Goff remains an option here, the Browns are reportedly enamored with Wentz. New head coach Hue Jackson needs a top quarterback and while Wentz is going to struggle early and often with the Browns, he may not be as bad his rookie year as some believe.
Cleveland has a decent defense that should get better under Jackson’s coaching staff but the offense is where most of the problems lie and that is Jackson’s forte. The question is will all the heads in the executive offices see it this way.
While only a short month ago no one was really talking about Wentz, his Senior Bowl practice week and game drove his stock skyward. If he can perform well at the NFL Combine, Cleveland will likely lock onto the quarterback and give him their franchise.
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