Nick Foles Scouting Report

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Nick Foles Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Pac12
School: Arizona Wildcats
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #8
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 240 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 3.25 in 2012 by PHI

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.14
Vertical jump30.5
Broad jump9'4

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Nick Foles, QB, Arizona

Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles has that prototypical NFL-ready size and arm strength that many scouts consider the foundation of any legitimate quarterback prospect. He doesn't have much mobility and will need time to adjust to a traditional NFL offense, but Foles is a very solid player who will certainly gain a lot of attention as the 2012 NFL Draft approaches.

Foles played in a pass-heavy offense at Arizona that at times was one of the better offenses out of the Pac-12 this season. Foles has very good accuracy from within about 20 yards. He can hit guys in stride, which of course allows them to make plays. When his feet are set, he puts good velocity behind his throws and Foles can certainly attack downfield with his strong arm. His deep range accuracy is lacking. At times, he is a bit of a chucker and sometimes, it looks like he's trying to place it. Either way, he needs to be more consistent with those big throws.

Before the snap, he makes pretty good reads and doesn't have problems checking down. He has a tendency to lock onto his first option so he'll need to learn to look off of other receivers. When Foles is pressured, his elongated release and sub-par mobility really become an issue. Given his size, you'd like to see him hang in the pocket just a bit more and keep his eyes upfield.

Last Updated Apr-21-2012 by Matt De Lima

4 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

I can see him going early to mid second round has good size a very strong arm they say his mechanics is in need of improvement bottom line is he will grade out low but someone you may want too keep your eye on.

Posted by:
BigHogs2621 12/15/11 11:11 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

With Barkley and Jones returning for there senior year i could see Foles going in the first round and I also think the Redskins will show a lot of interest in him.

Posted by:
BigHogs2621 12/27/11 04:21 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

I see him as the 4th QB gone. Reminds me of Kerry Collins

Posted by:
Bubbahawk 01/18/12 02:58 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Jim Everett-clone. Huge upside. Should go to the Browns in 2nd round to push or start over Colt McCoy.

Posted by: 02/21/12 07:25 PM