Pick #2 — Philadelphia Eagles
With the Rams taking Goff, the decision isn’t even a question now for the Eagles; it’s Wentz all the way.
All indications are that this was the plan in Philadelphia ever since the Rams made their trade up to #1, and they began working towards moving up themselves. They have been adamant that they know which of the QBs will be left at #2 for them, which makes the move up understandable to those of us outside the organization (though based on the way these things always seem to go, whoever is actually left for them will be talked up as the player they wanted all along).
The issues that come up with Wentz, to me, won’t really be as bad as some project them to be; in fact, I think Wentz will be the better pick of the two when it’s all said & done.
The main problem that I’ve come across the most is the argument that he faced lesser competition. I’m sure that does make a difference on some level, but we have seen examples of QBs who didn’t play in the major conferences still able to have success (Joe Flacco, Super Bowl-winner, is the top name there). With Wentz likely not playing immediately, this issue is further mitigated, and his higher overall ceiling means if things work out well they could be set at the position for a decade.
While the initial move of trading up to be in this position is questionable, this will be well worth any questioning if Wentz does become the success the Eagles believe he will be.