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Oregon quarterback Bo Nix hasn’t even reached the NFL yet, but his football journey has already been a roller coaster. After closing out his college career on a high note, what’s next for him?

Bo Nix scouting report

Nov 11, 2023; Eugene, Oregon, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix (10) throws a touchdown pass during the first half against the USC Trojans punter at Autzen Stadium. Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 11, 2023; Eugene, Oregon, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix (10) throws a touchdown pass during the first half against the USC Trojans at Autzen Stadium. Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Background

Age: 23 (turns 24 on February 25)

Height: 6’2

Weight: 217

Awards: Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year (2023), All-Pac-12 First Team (2023), SEC Freshman of the Year (2019)

Nix was a four-star recruit and third-ranked quarterback in the Class of 2019 coming out of Pinson Valley high school in Alabama. The son of legendary Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix, Bo attended his father’s alma mater and had a ton of hype around him as he took over as the starter for the Tigers as a true freshman. Nix’ Auburn tenure was rocky – he won nine games his first year and was named SEC Freshman of the Year but went 12-9 over the next two years. Nix later reflected on the pressure that came with playing at the university he grew up rooting for, and described his final season at Auburn as “miserable.”

In 2022 Nix got a fresh start, transferring to Oregon. Now playing in a system more tailored to his skill set Nix went 22-5 with the Ducks. His 2023 season was his best yet, highlighted by him breaking the NCAA single-season completion percentage record (a record previously held by Mac Jones). Those two years in Eugene reset the way he was viewed as a prospect, and two years after being seen as un-draftable Nix now has a chance to be a first-round pick.

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  • Stats

    Passing
    Year School Conf Class G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rate
    2019 Auburn SEC FR 13 217 377 57.6 2542 6.7 16 6 125.0
    2020 Auburn SEC SO 11 214 357 59.9 2415 6.8 12 7 123.9
    2021 Auburn SEC JR 10 197 323 61.0 2294 7.1 11 3 130.0
    2022 Oregon Pac-12 SR 13 294 409 71.9 3593 8.8 29 7 165.7
    2023 Oregon Pac-12 SR 14 364 470 77.4 4508 9.6 45 3 188.3
    Career 61 1286 1936 66.4 15352 7.9 113 26 149.6
    Auburn 34 628 1057 59.4 7251 6.9 39 16 126.2
    Oregon 27 658 879 74.9 8101 9.2 74 10 177.8
    Rushing
    Year School Conf Class G Att Yds Avg TD
    2019 Auburn SEC FR 13 97 313 3.2 7
    2020 Auburn SEC SO 11 108 388 3.6 7
    2021 Auburn SEC JR 10 57 168 2.9 4
    2022 Oregon Pac-12 SR 13 89 510 5.7 14
    2023 Oregon Pac-12 SR 14 54 234 4.3 6
    Career 61 405 1613 4.0 38
    Auburn 34 262 869 3.3 18
    Oregon 27 143 744 5.2 20
  • Strengths

    — Elite accuracy in the short and intermediate parts of the field

    — Has the arm strength to reach deeper throws

    — Throws on the run with ease

    — Will be able to generate yards with his legs at the next level

    — Comes into the NFL with a ton of experience, his 61 college starts are an NCAA record

  • Weaknesses

    — Tends to get panicky in the pocket under pressure

    — History of playing poorly on the road, especially in big games (4-7 career road record against ranked teams)

    — Wasn’t asked to do much in terms of stretching the field at Oregon, his 6.8 average air yards per throw ranked 34th of 35 draft eligible quarterbacks in 2023. Resulted in a lot of one-read play calls as well.

    — Older prospect (will turn 24 in February)

    — Appears to be maxed out physically

  • Video breakdown

  • Player comparisons

    Ceiling: 2023 Baker Mayfield

    Middle: Kenny Pickett

    Floor: Sam Howell

  • Bottom line

    There’s a lot to like about Nix’s game as a conductor, but it’s fair to question whether or not he’ll be able to elevate an NFL offense. He’d be best in a Shanahan-style or Reid-style system that features a lot of play action, rollout, and RPO concepts.

  • Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at [email protected].

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