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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State University

Carson Wentz is our top rated small school football player for the upcoming NFL Draft. This kid has all the tools to be great

Carson Wentz is our top rated small school football player for the upcoming NFL Draft. This kid has all the tools to be great

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?

  • Carson Wentz

What is your Height/Weight?

  • 6’6″ 235 lbs

What is your position?

  • QB

Where do you play college football?

  • NDSU

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

  • Spoke at church group events

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

  • English 358

Where are you from?

  • Bismarck, ND

Who is your role model, and why?

  • My older brother Zach

Did you play any other sports growing up?

  • Baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer

Did you play any other positions in football?

  • WR, LB, and Safety

carson wentz 1At your position, what separates you from others?

  • My preparation and understanding of defensive schemes along with my ability to make every throw.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

  • Safety alignments, coverage tendencies, blitz indicators, and fronts.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

  • Marcus Williams and Kyle Emanuel in practice for a couple years. 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

  • Cam Newton/Matt Ryan possibly

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

  • I usually make sure I read an FCA devotional every game day and pray. 

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

  • You have to really separate yourself in order to prove you can play at that level.

What is your biggest strength?

  • Arm strength and athleticism

What is your biggest weakness?

  • Consistent footwork

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

  • I’m a competitive player and a winner who is capable of winning any game. 

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

  • Minnesota Vikings

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

  • Jesus, Denzel Washington, and Abe Lincoln

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

  • A new gun

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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