Eagles select QB Carson Wentz with 2nd pick in NFL Draft

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The Philadelphia Eagles have selected quarterback Carson Wentz as the second-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. (WPVI)

The Philadelphia Eagles have selected quarterback Carson Wentz as the second-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.



The 6-5 Wentz led North Dakota State to its fifth consecutive FCS title last season. He passed for 1,651 yards and 17 touchdowns during his senior year that was shortened by a wrist injury.

When the Eagles received the No. 2 pick in a trade with the Cleveland Browns, Wentz figured he might be going to Philadelphia or to Los Angeles, as the Rams traded up for the No. 1 spot.



"It was exciting," Wentz said. "Obviously you're aware of what the teams kind of need a little bit, and my agents kind of filled me in a little bit. But it was exciting. Anytime there's movement in the draft, it's always fun."

With the first-overall selection, the Rams chose quarterback Jared Goff.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have selected quarterback Carson Wentz as the second-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.



The 6-foot-4 Goff started every game during his three seasons at California and set school records with 977 completions, 12,220 yards passing and 96 touchdown passes. The son of former major league catcher Jerry Goff passed for 4,719 yards and 43 touchdowns during his final season with the Bears.

Goff and Wentz share the same agency, Rep 1 Sports, and got to know each other when they trained together while preparing for the draft.



"I think our careers will kind of be linked together for forever," Goff said. "But yeah, we're friendly and competitive, just like any other quarterbacks that train together, and had a good time getting to know him." Goff said.

"Hopefully we play each other for a long time," Wentz said.



The last time the Eagles had the second over-all pick in the draft was in 1999 when they selected Donovan McNabb.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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