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Snow prevents 14 NFL clubs from attending Wentz's pro day

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Every team in the NFL shows up to see lesser prospects at other pro days, so why are only 18 NFL clubs represented at North Dakota State on Thursday? About the only thing that could keep 14 teams away a workout by arguably the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft: Mother Nature.

Snow storms allowed only 18 clubs to travel to NDSU on Thursday -- all 32 were credentialed -- to see Carson Wentz go through a scripted throwing session that could help solidify his place in the draft, per NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.

Wentz's scripted session included 65 passes. Last week, Wentz's primary competition to be the first quarterback chosen -- Cal's Jared Goff -- finished his pro-day script only to have Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton extend the session by asking him to throw a few passes with a wet ball.

Hamilton did the same thing with Wentz Thursday as coach Hue Jackson, the only NFL head coach in attendance, looked on. Cleveland, with the No. 2 overall pick, has a glaring need at the quarterback position. The club should have its pick of the quarterback field at No. 2, as the Tennessee Titans, drafting No. 1 overall this year, drafted a quarterback (Marcus Mariota) with the No. 2 overall pick last year.

The North Dakota State pro day marks Wentz's last opportunity to impress a large group of NFL clubs in the same setting, following impressive such showings at the Reese's Senior Bowl in January and the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

It just won't be as large a group as expected.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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