Paunil: Wentz Showed Flashes Of Talent That Not Everyone Has
Eagles Rookie Quarterback Carson Wentz made his NFL Preseason debut on Thursday Night going 12 for 24 with 89 Passing Yards, One Interception and 15 Rushing Yards. While statistically it wasn't the most impressive performance, there were positives in Wentz's play that showed why he was the Second Overall Choice in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Josh Paunil of Birds 24/7 at PhillyMag.com joined Mike Gill on Friday and talked about the positives he saw in Wentz's 1st Preseason Game:
"A lot of the mistakes he made were things you'd expect from a rookie in his first NFL game, especially a preseason game. Early on the high throws, the ball sailed on him a bit, he didn't really develop a rhythm early on. Again those are things you'd expect, but he showed flashes of talent that not everybody has. The first thing that stood out to me was his mobility and how well he can throw on the run. One problem some quarterbacks who are athletic and have a lot of success running the ball in college is they often times will get out of the pocket and try and run the ball. The one thing that impressed me with Wentz is he would escape the pocket but he would still keep his eyes down the field and try to see what he could take. He wouldn't force anything. If nothing was there he would either throw it to of bounds or pickup six or seven yards."
Checkout what Paunil had to say about the play of Chase Daniel, the Offensive Line, Jalen Mills and more analysis from the Eagles First Preseason Game of 2016