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Five Fun Facts About Eagles 2016 First Round Draft Pick Carson Wentz

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on April 30, 2016

Carson Wentz comes to the NFL out of North Dakota State. This isn’t usually thought of as an NFL hot bed of talent but the talent in this young quarterback is hard to ignore. The Eagles traded a lot away to be able to get up to the second overall pick and get him too. Here is a look at five fun facts about this upcoming quarterback.

North Dakota State’s NFL Draft History

North Dakota State had 35 players selected in the NFL Draft prior to the Eagles picking Carson Wentz. He was the first quarterback to come out of the school though and go on to be picked in the draft.

Carson Wentz, the Backup Quarterback

Prior to being named the starting quarterback at the beginning of his junior season, Carson Wentz was the backup QB for the North Dakota State Bison for two seasons. The starter in front of him was Brock Jensen. Jensen was undrafted when he came out of college, eventually signing with the Dolphins and later playing with Ottawa of the Canadian Football League.

Carson Wentz’s First TD Pass

Carson Wentz’s first college football touchdown pass came against Prairie View A&M as a freshman in 2012 when he came on late in a blowout win.

First Round Quarterbacks Drafted By The Philadelphia Eagles

Prior to taking Carson Wentz in the NFL Draft, the Eagles had only selected four quarterbacks in the opening round in their history. Those four were Davey O’Brien in 1939, Frank Tripucka in 1949, John Reaves in 1972, and Donovan McNabb in 1999. Like Wentz, McNabb was taken with the second overall pick.

Carson Wentz At The NFL Combine

At the NFL Combine held before the 2016 NFL Draft, Carson Wentz ran a 4.77 second 40 yard dash, had a 30.5 inch vertical leap, and a 9 foot 10 inch broad jump.

Five Fun Facts About Rams 2016 First Round Pick Jared Goff

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on April 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Rams made Jared Goff the first player picked overall when they took him in the 2016 NFL Draft. This also made Goff the first player drafted by the Rams after returning to Los Angeles.

Jared Goff came out of the Cal Bears football program, having put up three very good seasons. He was labeled early on as one of the top prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft and many assumed, especially after the Rams traded up to the number one spot, that he would be the first player picked. Here is a look at five fun facts about this highly touted young quarterback.

How Many Players Have The Rams Picked Number One Overall?

Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, the Rams have had the top overall pick in the draft three times, using them as follows.

1997 NFL Draft Number One Pick: Orlando Pace
2012 NFL Draft Number One Pick: Sam Bradford
2016 NFL Draft Number One Pick: Jared Goff

Who Offered Jared Goff College Scholarships?

Jared Goff. chose to play college football for the Cal Bears. Other schools to offer him scholarships were Washington State University, Fresno State University, and Boise State University.

Jared Goff’s Biggest College Football Game

The most touchdown passes Jared Goff would throw in one game during his college career was the seven he put up in a Cal win over Colorado on September 27, 2014. Two of those were caught by Kenny Lawler and then Daniel Lasco, Stephen Anderson, Chris Harper, Bryce Treggs, and Lucas Gingold each caught one apiece.

How Many Cal Bears Quarterbacks Have Been Drafted Into The NFL?

Jared Goff is the 14th Cal Bears quarterback taken in the NFL Draft. The first 13 before him were:

1950: Bob Celeri
1954: Paul Larson
1959: Joe Kapp
1965: Craig Morton
1975: Steve Bartkowski
1977: Fred Besana
1981: Rich Campbell
1990: Troy Taylor
1992: Mike Pawlawski
1995: Dave Barr
1997: Pat Barnes
2003: Kyle Boller
2005: Aaron Rodgers

Jared Goff’s Dad Played Pro Sports Too!

Jared Goff’s dad, Jerry Goff, played six years in Major League Baseball for the Expos, Pirates, and Astros as a catcher. In that time, he hit seven home runs. The pitchers he homered off of were: Les Lancaster, Mike Harkey, Ramon Martinez, Steve Trachsel, Kevin Foster, Mark Thompson, and Ugueth Urbina.

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