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Bo Nix, Oregon

2024 Exclusive Sneak Peek: Bo Nix, QB Oregon


Welcome to the Exclusive Sneak Peek: Bo Nix, Quarterback from Oregon. He is from Pinson, Alabama and was a 4-star recruit out of Scottsboro High School.

Nix started his collegiate career as a member of the Auburn Tigers where he started as a true freshman, appearing in 13 games and racking up a solid 2,542 passing yards and 16 touchdowns.

He totalled similar stat lines in his Sophomore and junior years at Auburn before transferring to Oregon for his Senior year.

Nix exploded in his first season with the Oregon Ducks. In 2022, as a Senior, he threw for 3,593 yards with 29 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Not to be outdone, he followed that up with the best year of his collegiate career in his final season at Oregon. In 2023 he threw for 4,508 yards with 45 touchdowns and 3 interceptions and solidly improved his NFL Draft stock.


Measurables

Height: 6’2” (33rd-percentile)                                 

Weight: 217 lbs (34th-percentile)

Age: 23.1                                                            

Class: Senior


NCAA Statistics

Passing Table
    Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
*2019 Auburn SEC FR QB 13 217 377 57.6 2542 6.7 6.9 16 6 125.0
*2020 Auburn SEC SO QB 11 214 357 59.9 2415 6.8 6.6 12 7 123.9
*2021 Auburn SEC JR QB 10 197 323 61.0 2294 7.1 7.4 11 3 130.0
*2022 Oregon Pac-12 SR   13 294 409 71.9 3593 8.8 9.4 29 7 165.7
*2023 Oregon Pac-12 SR QB 14 364 470 77.4 4508 9.6 11.2 45 3 188.3
Career Overall         1286 1936 66.4 15352 7.9 8.5 113 26 149.6
  Auburn         628 1057 59.4 7251 6.9 6.9 39 16 126.2
  Oregon         658 879 74.9 8101 9.2 10.4 74 10 177.8
Provided by CFB at Sports ReferenceView Original Table
Generated 1/15/2024.

 

Scouting Reports

Strengths

  • Vision and processing improved markedly in his two years at Oregon.
  • Reads and manipulates a defence extremely well to create open passing lanes.
  • Thrives in crunch time and excels at running the two-minute drill.
  • Solid arm strength with great zip on the ball and excellent precision.
  • Rushing ability allows him to extend the play and improvise.
  • Not a natural rusher, but shows a good rushing floor with burst and agility.

Weaknesses

  • Can struggle to process the game and times and tends to telegraph his reads.
  • Typically, a one-read quarterback may struggle to progress through reads.
  •  Relies heavily on sideline cues and could struggle with audibles at the next level.
  • Can be inconsistent at times and his footwork can lead to erratic throws.

Pre-Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital: Mid 2nd Round

Ideal Landing Spot: Pittsburgh Steelers

Bo Nix Oregon
Courtesy of nflmockdraftdatabase.com

After two seasons of injuries and mixed results, it’s abundantly clear that Kenny Pickett is not the answer in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are drafting in the early ’20s and are unlikely to reach on Nix with their first-round pick, but it’s very possible they could select him with the 52nd pick overall.

After a wild-card loss to the Buffalo Bills, it’s uncertain who will be the coach or quarterback for the Steelers in 2024, but if they choose to reset the roster, Nix could be the perfect project for a young team.

Nix could take some time to develop and needs to be coached to learn to process the game at a higher efficiency level, but there is endless potential here in the second round.

Check out The Fantasy Football Universe video breakdown of Bo Nix below.