Wentz, of North Dakota State, and Cal's Jared Goff are expected to be the top two quarterbacks drafted next month. Mayock gives Wentz the edge over Goff in his ranking of the draft's top QBs. The Cleveland Browns, drafting No. 2 overall and in dire need of a quarterback, are a significant threat to take one of them off the board before Dallas can make its pick. Mayock said last month at the NFL Scouting Combine that Dallas would be an ideal landing spot for Wentz, because it would allow him time to develop behind Romo.
Although Wentz played in a pro-style offense at NDSU, two factors could slow his development at the pro level. First, his experience in college was limited to one full season and another that was injury-shortened. Second, the level of competition he faced at NDSU is a concern, as well. While Goff played in the Pac-12, Wentz comes from the FCS ranks.
"(Wentz has) nowhere near as many snaps or quality of competition that Luck had coming out, so his downside is considerably lower," Mayock said. "But the kid is such a hard worker, tough kid, smart, etcetera, it looks to me like most teams are betting on him hitting the high side of that."