The Senior Bowl rosters were released on Thursday and Wentz is one of the four QBs for the North squad. Louisiana Tech's Jeff Driskel, Stanford's Kevin Hogan and USC's Cody Kessler are the others, but Wentz, while he hails from an FCS program, is by far the most highly regarded QB prospect of those that will take part in the Senior Bowl. In fact, NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranks him as the draft's top QB.
Is the Wentz-Dallas match meant to be?
Wentz can go a long way toward making NFL teams swoon with a good showing next week against more talented competition than he's used to facing. NFL executives, scouts and coaches flock to Mobile, Ala. for the annual all-star game each year, and it's always a big week for every prospect on hand, but especially so for those that come from smaller schools.
A scout last month described the squeamishness that could come with deciding whether to draft a quarterback who comes from such a place.
"I'd hate to be a team in need of a quarterback. The best two in this draft might end up being from Memphis and North Dakota State and that ought to scare the (expletive) out of you. It takes some courage to turn that card in," the scout said.
Jeremiah isn't buying into the fear. He writes "Don't be fooled by (Wentz's) level of competition. He's a big-time talent."
If Jones and the Cowboys do indeed fall in love with Wentz next week, we're guessing they won't be too afraid to take a chance on their man in the draft.