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Here’s why Carson Wentz has been called the most NFL ready quarterback since Andrew Luck

The Philadelphia Eagles believe in Carson Wentz as their quarterback of the future. Otherwise they wouldn't have trade a total of five draft picks in order to move up from No. 8 to select him at No. 2 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Eagles don't necessarily have Wentz pegged as their quarterback of the present, though. The team has publicly insisted Sam Bradford is the starter despite his trade request. And even if Bradford doesn't return, the Birds still have veteran passer Chase Daniel in place ahead of Wentz.

But Wentz might be ready to play sooner than the Eagles intend to let him start. In fact, some NFL analysts have actually called Wentz the most NFL ready quarterback in recent years. Such high praise goes against what's been said about there being concerns when it comes to Wentz's FCS level of competition in college. So makes some believe that Wentz is pro ready?

It's not just about Wentz's big, athletic frame or his good stats. It's about his cerebral ability. Wentz scored a 40 on the Wonderlic test and, as the story goes, never got less than an "A" on any of his report cards throughout his life. Watch Wentz show off his smarts and go over film with Andy Benoit of The MMQB above this post. Alternatively, you can also click here to watch Wentz break down tape with Jon Gruden. If that's not enough to whet your appetite, check out Wentz doing some chalkboard work with Steve Mariucci.

When you're done with all of that, go and watch Wentz's film for yourself via Draft Breakdown.

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