Arizona Wildcats and the NFL draft: Nick Foles

The college football season is over but that doesn’t mean that the fun of this season is.  We now get to sit back for the next few months and watch our favorite college players run countless drills to impress scouts and start playing on Sundays.  I want to take a look at which Arizona Wildcats will have a chance to be drafted and where they may be drafted in April.

This week’s Mueller Genuine draft will focus on the best Quarterback that the Arizona Wildcats have ever had grace the football field in Tucson.  Nick Foles may not have all of the records at Arizona, but he may and in my estimation will end up being the best QB in school history.  The reason that I say this is because this guy will eventually be playing on Sundays.


Nick Foles has everything that a Quarterback needs to make it in the modern day NFL.  He is a big, strong kid at 6’ 5” tall and almost 250 pounds.  He has a cannon for an arm with a quick release that both scream “NFL Quarterback” as well.  Oh yeah, he is also loved by coaches and is the first one at practice, last one to leave and is always breaking down film.  These gifts that he has have him projected to be a late number 1st Round pick or fall down to a 3rd Round pick. Some place him as the third best Quarterback in the draft, only behind Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.

Foles position in the draft won’t be determined until the scouts have a chance to pick him apart in the upcoming months, but I want to speculate about where we might see him go based on the teams and their draft positions. 

Teams with a need for a Quarterback:  Vikings, Redskins, Dolphins, Chiefs, Seahawks, Cardinals, Cowboys, etc, etc,etc. 

I think you get the point: pretty much every team can find a need for the most important position in the league.  This is why it is a distinct possibility that Foles will be taken with a late 1st Round flyer.  You need a QB to compete in this league and he has everything that a team could use to compete for the many years. 

Best Case Scenario:  New England Patriots

This would absolutely be the best case scenario for Nick Foles to reach his potential in this league.  The Patriots may finally be looking for a Quarterback to take over for Brady, and Belicheck often plans for the future.  This would give Foles a few years to watch and learn under Brady and then hop in and make the same throws that Brady does right now.  I think Foles has a lot of the tangible skills that Brady has and a lot of the intangibles.  It would also be nice to see Foles connect with Rob Gronkowski for years to come, seeing that we lost a year of seeing the connection in Tucson.  Right now we can hope and Foles can hope that this will come true, but we will see how the dominos will fall in the next few months.

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