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