6. Carson Wentz (2016)
A big, strapping quarterback who played in a “pro-style” system for four years, with the intangibles and aw-shucks humility so many teams covet from the position, Carson Wentz was seen as the prototype quarterback, despite coming from North Dakota State University.
Wentz’ stock rose steadily throughout the pre-draft process, starting with blowing away teams at the Senior Bowl and scouting combine. The more teams got to see him and know him, the more they were impressed. Clearly, the Philadelphia Eagles thought enough of him that they traded up with the Cleveland Browns to make him the #2 overall pick.