Bo Nix- QB - Oregon

Nix has a great amount of experience, and able to understand and break down defenses as a result. Has decent pocket ability, as well as being an effective runner. Could be a nice piece for a QB-needy team that needs a raw-talent to lead their team.

Measurables

Height: 6′ 2″

Weight: 214 lbs

Age: 24

40-yard dash: DNP

3-cone drill: DNP

20-yard shuttle: DNP

Vertical Jump: DNP

Broad Jump: DNP

Bench Press: DNP

*age is at the start of player’s rookie year

College Stats

Passing Table
Passing
YearSchoolConfClassPosGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRate
*2019AuburnSECFRQB1321737757.625426.76.9166125.0
*2020AuburnSECSOQB1121435759.924156.86.6127123.9
*2021AuburnSECJRQB1019732361.022947.17.4113130.0
*2022OregonPac-12SR1329440971.935938.89.4297165.7
*2023OregonPac-12SRQB1436447077.445089.611.2453188.3
CareerOverall1286193666.4153527.98.511326149.6
Auburn628105759.472516.96.93916126.2
Oregon65887974.981019.210.47410177.8
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/29/2024.

Notable Headlines

Nix was a 4-star recruit out of high school, opting to start his college career with Auburn. He immediately took to the field, playing in 13 games, with 2,542 yards along with with 16 TDs and 6 INTs. He also managed to have decent involvement on the ground, with 429 yards on the ground. He followed that up in 2020 with another decent season, playing in 11 games for similar production. His final season with Auburn in 2021 he continued in a similar way.

For 2022, he decided to transfer to Oregon, where he immediately performed. Playing in 13 games, he finished his season with 3,593 yards with 29 TDs and 7 INTs. He built on that with his best college performance in 2023, where he played 14 games, with 4,508 yards, 45 TDs and 3 INTs.

Scouting Report

Positives

Nix was able to show that he can perform well in the pocket with Oregon, and can progress through his reads nicely. He is able to extend plays when put under pressure, and can make plays when things break down. He is able to manipulate the secondary to create gaps with his eyes, and can use his arms in a variety of angles to find his receiver. 

Nix works well in an RPO-style offense, as he has decent speed and able to keep his eyes downfield. If the defense drops back, Nix is able to find a lane to get downfield and make defenders miss. At the NFL level, he might not be able to be a real dual-threat, but in college he had to be planned for in that way.

Negatives

Nix can be inconsistent, especially under pressure, which can lead to his footwork being rushed and him trying to make inaccurate throws. He can force plays too, instead of taking what is on offer, or giving up on a play. He can at times be overly sensitive in the pocket, escaping when there is minimal pressure.

Pre Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital- Round 2

Ideal Landing Spot

I could see a scenario where a team trade up to get Nix at the end of the first round for the 5th year option. I could even see him being taken by the Broncos, or another QB-needy team in the middle of the first. But, I think it is more likely that he falls to the second round. He could be a starter immediately in an RPO-heavy offense.

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