Players To Watch: NFL Draft Edition



Philadelphia Eagles first-round draft pick quarterback Carson Wentz during a news conference on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)

Conor Camazine

The 2016 NFL Draft was filled with talent from top to bottom. From the first overall pick all the way to Mr. Irrelevant (the final overall pick), here are my three players to watch for in the upcoming years.


  1. Keenan Reynolds, Baltimore Ravens, 182nd Overall Pick

Reynolds played quarterback at Navy but will be switching to wide receiver in the NFL. A Heisman Trophy candidate his senior year, Reynolds rushed for a record 88 touchdowns while he played at Navy. With his change of position, the case for Reynolds holds one looming question. Will he be able to make an impact or will changing positions have an affect on him?


  1. Myles Jack, Jacksonville Jaguars, 36th Overall Pick

Jack’s college career was an interesting one as he played on both sides of the ball throughout his time at UCLA. Playing his primary position of linebacker on defense and running back on offense, Jack won both the offensive and defensive freshman player of the year for the PAC-12, the conference in which UCLA plays in. During a non-contact drill during practice this past season, Jack tore the meniscus in his knee, ending his season prematurely. Two weeks after the injury, Jack withdrew from UCLA in order to prepare for the NFL draft. In spite of his injury, Jack is one of the more talented players in the draft and could be a force to be reckoned with.


  1. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles, 2nd Overall Pick

With a background similar to Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, Wentz started at quarterback all four years he played and led North Dakota State University to four straight FCS national championships. In spite of coming out of a smaller school, Wentz impressed those who saw him play due to his ability to stay composed in the pocket and accurately throw the ball downfield. If Wentz lives up to the billing that he has been given, he could be one of the best quarterbacks in a few years.