Bo Nix is a perfect prospect for two NFL teams in 2024 NFL Draft
Bo Nix played the final game of his record-setting college career on Monday. Now, the attention of the super-senior quarterback shifts to the NFL Draft, where he’s hoping to become a first-round draft pick.
On Tuesday, Pro Football Focus’ Trevor Sikkema outlined every NFL team’s “perfect” prospect in the upcoming draft. And he listed Nix as that prospect for two different teams — the Denver Broncos and the Minnesota Vikings.
This was Sikkema’s reasoning for Denver to spend its first pick on Nix:
With Russell Wilson now on the bench and on his way out of Denver, the Broncos need a new quarterback. The problem is, I can’t in all good conscience put Caleb Williams or Drake Maye here knowing how much it would take to move up that high in the draft. If they stay in the middle of the first round, where they are projected to pick, Nix would be an ideal option. Nix has legit NFL arm strength in both distance and velocity, as well as added mobility with his legs. He’s also the most experienced college quarterback of all time with 60 games as a starter. He and Sean Payton could work well together.
And this was his case for Minnesota drafting Nix:
The Vikings have been on the quarterback carousel since Kirk Cousins went down for the season. Cousins is set to become a free agent this offseason, so if he’s not brought back, a young quarterback becomes paramount for them. To me, Nix would be perfect with his tools, dual-threat ability and experience to work with Kevin O’Connell.
In the first half of Monday’s 45-6 win over Liberty, Nix broke Marcus Mariota’s single-season program record for passing touchdowns (45). In the second half, he broke Mariota’s single-season program record for passing yardage (4,508) and slipped ahead of Mac Jones for the single-season NCAA completion percentage record (77.45%).
Nix made his 61st career start in the game — an all-time NCAA record. He’s the only FBS player ever to produce at least 55 touchdowns for two different schools. He ended his day with 363 yards and five touchdowns through the air while completing 28 of his 35 passes.