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NFL scouts, GMs reveal insanely wild range where Bo Nix could be picked in 2024 NFL Draft

Oregon Ducks QB Bo Nix, 2024 NFL Draft
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Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix is coming off a record-setting college football season and a stellar finish to his two-year reign in Eugene. As he prepares for the 2024 NFL Draft, the former highly-regarded recruit is generating mixed reviews from around the league.

There are plenty of things for NFL scouts and executives to like about Nix. Standing at 6-foot-2, he offers prototypical size, athleticism and arm strength for the position. He’s also an experienced quarterback, coming in with an NCAA record 61 career starts at that position.

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Just a few years ago, Nix was likely off the radar for NFL teams. Once the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2019, Nix would go on to struggle in the following seasons with the Auburn Tigers. Transferring to Oregon changed his career trajectory completely.

Bo Nix statsQB RatingYPACompletion %TD-INTYards per Carry
Auburn Tigers126.26.959.4%39-163.3
Oregon Ducks177.89.274.9%74-105.2

After breaking the single-season NCAA completion record (77.45 percent) in 2023, Nix put his talents on display at the Reese’s Senior Bowl. After a sluggish start followed by some improvements late in the week, there appears to be a very wide range of opinions on where he’ll be taken in the 2024 NFL Draft.

When will Bo Nix be drafted?

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Heading into the 2024 NFL Draft, Nix is definitely behind the top three quarterbacks in the class. While Caleb Williams, Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels are consensus top-10 talents in 2024, Nix and the second-tier of quarterback prospects are competing to be picked in Round 1.

NFL scouts who spoke with ESPN’s Jeff Legwold said that the earliest Nix will be picked is in the bottom third of the first round. With the improvements he displayed in his final season at Oregon, there’s some belief a team will like him enough to draft him in Round 1.

“It only takes one team to think he’s QB3 or QB4.”

Anonymous NFC South scout on Oregon quarterback Bo Nix

More realistically, however, Nix will be drafted in the second round. The belief around the league seems to be that as long as Nix fares reasonably well in the pre-draft process, he should be taken within the first 50 picks of the 2024 NFL Draft.

  • Bo Nix career stats: 15,352 passing yards, 113 passing touchdowns, 26 interceptions, 66.4 percent completion rate, 149.6 QB rating, 1,613 rushing yards, 38 rushing touchdowns

Related: NFL teams have a significant concern with Bo Nix

However, there is a worst-case scenario for Nix. If he shows inconsistent accuracy at the NFL Combine and doesn’t perform well in drills, there might be a draft-day slide. NFL teams already have some concerns about his ball placement and whether or not his stats, especially his completion rate, are reflective of the system he played over the last two seasons.

If he does struggle in drills and private workouts, there seems to be a legitimate chance he could be drafted in Round 3. One anonymous NFL general manager even suggested to ESPN that if Michael Penix Jr. checks out medically, Nix could slide a bit further.

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