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Carson Wentz turning heads in camp with improved accuracy and velocity

Eagles Wire logo Eagles Wire 8/13/2018 Glenn Erby

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The NFL is being put on notice because even while rehabbing from a torn ACL, Carson Wentz improved leaps and bounds in the two areas that are most important.

The constant observation regarding Wentz centers around his improved velocity and accuracy on his passes in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11.

During his meeting with media and reporters, head coach Doug Pederson harped on Wentz improved mechanics.

"Those are things we track actually with the footballs and things that we have," said Doug Pederson when asked if Wentz's velocity has improved from last year to this year. "We can monitor that stuff. Velocity has been up, accuracy has been up. Those are the things he's been able to work on over the course of the year.

"He got better last year, obviously, in games. To me it's all about eye placement, decision-making, accuracy, timing. It's all about the eyes and where you throw it and how you see it. That's one thing he's continued to get better at and work on. I do feel like now, because of the injury, he's focusing a little more on lower body strength. It's really correlated to velocity and overall speed of the throw."

Even with an injured knee, Wentz put in the proper work, as Doug Pederson attributed Carson's improved velocity to increased lower body strength, with quarterbacks coach Press Taylor adding that it was due in part to Wentz working on his upper body as well.

"I think his velocity has been great, Taylor said. "Obviously he has had a lot of time to work on his upper body. I think his arm endurance has been really good. He's been able to maintain those high-velocity throws throughout camp, throughout practice, which has been good to see."

Wentz has avoided buying into the hype surrounding his improved arm strength, choosing to focus instead on making sure he can make all his throws, in an extremely accurate fashion.


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