Nick Foles NFL Draft Profile

Nick Foles NFL Draft Profile

Nick Foles, Senior, Quarterback, Arizona


As a freshman in 2007 Nick Foles only saw action in one game at Michigan State. He sat out the following season due to transfer rules, but immediately stepped into a nice situation at Arizona. He started ten games during his first year of action in Tucson.  Foles did a fine job spreading the ball around and completed a healthy 63.4 percent of his passes. He also threw for 2,485 yards and 19 touchdowns and a decent nine interceptions.

Heading into 2010, Foles was considered one of the best quarterbacks in the Pac-10…and that was a conference toting Andrew Luck, Matt Barkley and Jake Locker. Foles had a solid season, increasing his pass completion percentage to 67.1 and throwing for 20 touchdowns and ten interceptions. The Wildcats backed their way into a bowl game and ended up losing their last five games.

Final Projection:

Prior to the losing streak, Foles proved to be a clutch quarterback. He led game winning touchdown drives against Iowa and California and had a couple more big drives that ultimately ended in a loss. Win or lose, the 6-5, 235 pound quarterback proved to be a big game performer. He has the size and the arm to play in the NFL and he very easily could be a first round draft pick.

1/5/12 Update:

Foles and Arizona were off of the national radar following a very poor 2011 campaign. Foles completed 69.1 percent of his passes and threw for 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, so his numbers were not all bad. However, the lack of success by the Wildcats stopped any thoughts of Foles going in the first round. He is still a nice looking quarterback who has the talent to play in the NFL, but his draft stock is now down towards the third round.


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