Nix became one of the premier players in all of college football after transferring to Oregon in December 2021.
This past season Nix led the Ducks to a Pac-12 Championship game appearance by throwing for 4,508 yards and 45 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions. The 23-year-old lost to Michael Penix and the Washington Huskies heartbreakingly but bounced back by defeating the Liberty Flames in the Fiesta Bowl a month later.
Despite all the success and personal accolades, Nix still has much to prove in the Senior Bowl this week. Many scouts and critics have questions regarding Nix’s decision-making and true ability to play the position because of such a dominant, short-read-reliant system at Oregon.
Rarely was Nix forced to throw the ball down the field or go through multiple reads.
In PFF’s write-up of Nix, they state “Many have discounted his progression due to the Ducks’ system, which features plenty of screens and short passes. He’ll get the chance to prove he’s more than that — and possibly worthy of a top-10 pick.”
We’ll see if Bo can prove the doubters wrong this week and convince a quarterback-needy team to take a shot on him in the first round. The battle for the third quarterback off the board is wide open behind USC star Caleb Williams and UNC sophomore Drake Maye.