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Breaking down the 2016 NFL Draft's top quarterbacks

With Cal's Jared Goff and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz a near certainty to be the top two signal-callers to hear their name called on April 28th, Matt Ufford and Josh Norris break down how their games should translate to the next level.Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to SB Nation on YouTube

What's the most sure-fire way to become a serious contender in the NFL? Get yourself a franchise quarterback. For those in need of a promising young QB, Cal's Jared Goff and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz have plenty of potential to be that guy.

While neither are guaranteed to tear up the league like an Andrew Luck or Peyton Manning were when they were coming out of college -- indeed, first round quarterbacks drafted since 2011 have been pretty hit or miss -- and both have potential red flags, there's also a lot to like about both guys. They've had plenty of collegiate experience to showcase their wide skillsets and it's easy to see elements of their game that can carry over successfully to the next level.

Ideally, whichever teams that come away with Goff and Wentz will have the patience to let them sit and develop for a while before throwing them to the wolves. But if they do, there's a good chance they'll come away with a difference-maker at the most important position in sports.