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Bo Nix NFL Draft Odds

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Bo Nix NFL Draft Odds

Bo Nix began his pro career at Auburn but then switched to Oregon, where he flourished and saw some incredible growth. Nix was recognized as the Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year and was voted Third-team All-American by the Associated Press. In addition to placing third in Heisman Trophy voting, he was named the William V. Campbell Trophy, often known as the “Academic Heisman.”

Those accomplishments weren’t enough to get Nix a spot on the national championship team, but he came close to winning the Davey O’Brien and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Awards, respectively, as the best quarterback in the country. You can tell why with just a quick peek at his work. In addition to leading the FBS in passing touchdowns with 45 (a school record) and passing yards with 4,508 (another school mark), Nix also established an NCAA single-season record for completion % (77.4, 364-570). In addition to all of that, Nix ran the ball 54 times for 234 yards and six touchdowns while only throwing three interceptions. His 61 career starts at quarterback represent an NCAA record, further attesting to his durability. One would be hesitant to forecast his NFL potential after watching footage from his time at Auburn, when he frequently appeared flustered and unprepared for the big game. Recent film, however, paints a different picture of a quarterback who seems more than prepared to step up his game and has all the makings of a reliable signal caller worthy of the NFL.

Duck Duck Go

With all the hype at the top of this year’s NFL quarterback class, Oregon Duck QB Bo Nix is flying under the radar. Nix’s draft stock is a huge question mark. Some have projected him as a mid-first-round pick; others think he’ll be a day-two selection. History has shown that solid quarterbacks don’t last long, and teams are willing to reach on a player if they believe he can make a difference.

“We do every week sort of what we call our draft notebook, and we answer three or five questions in round-table form, and one of them [recently] was which was the team that was giving you the most headaches in terms of projecting what they’ll do in the first round, and my answer was obviously Denver,” ESPN NFL and draft analyst Field Yates said on a recent conference call.

NFL Draft Odds

The NFL Draft odds for Bo Nix are exciting. Broncos are the projected favorite, but he could go anywhere.

  • Broncos -120
  • Raiders +600
  • Vikings +600
  • Giants +600
  • Saints +1200
  • Patriots +1600
  • Rams +2200
  • Seahawks +2200
  • Falcons +2500
  • Cowboys +3300
  • Bucs +4000

My Prediction

Seahawks

NFL Draft Odds: +2200

I really like the idea of Bo Nix remaining on the West Coast, Seattle isn’t desperate at the quarterback postion but do need to start thinking about their future. NFL Draft expert Matt Miller’s latest Mock Draft has Nix slipping to the 2nd round, which be a value spot for Seattle. Even BC sports betting sites like the idea of the Oregon Duck QB as a value pick in the 2nd round and have adjusted their odds that he goes in the 30 to 45 overall postion.

Nix is an above-average athlete at the quarterback position with outstanding pocket presence. He can scramble, keep the ball on an RPO, or take the ball on a planned run. His large hands enable him to use aggressive pump fakes to mess with defenses. Nix can quickly get the ball to his receivers because he is adept at reading defenses. Instead of taking the first read, he follows his progressions and accepts the information that is given to him. Nix also lets go of the ball with a fair amount of force and speed. Despite not being as quick as some of the other quarterbacks in this draft class, Nix is a reliable pocket passer who can make accurate throws while moving out of his pocket.

The Former Duck QB possesses an abundance of tenacity and is incredibly athletic. These attributes enable him to stay out of bad plays and sacks. In addition, he is capable of extending plays and moving the sticks during scrambling or planned runs. Once on the broad field, he then exhibits good speed. He is imaginative and, once a play is broken, he always looks downfield.

All of these characteristics are similar to how Geno Smith plays, who stepped into an offense that was talyor-made for Rusell Wilson. I feel the Seahawks could snag Nix in the second round and he could begin learning the offense as the team’s backup QB.

Seattle Seahawks Tankathon

The only problem is the Seahawks don’t have a second round pick. They have notoriuosly miss mangaged draft value in the past, by not tradining back and reaching on players too early, but in a perfect scenario, the Seahawks could move back from 16th overall into the late 30’s and gain additional or future picks while also drafting Bo Nix.

Nix is one player I’m very curious to see where they land.


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