2012 NFL Draft: Nick Foles Could Be Denver Broncos' Future After Peyton Manning

Scotty McGrawCorrespondent IIIMarch 23, 2012

TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 19:  Quarterback Nick Foles #8 of the Arizona Wildcats throws a pass during the college football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Sun Devils 31-27.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Former Arizona Wildcat quarterback Nick Foles literally had to put the team on his back in college, as his defense barely did a thing to stop opposing offenses.

This did not stop Foles, however, as he threw for over 4,300 yards, with 28 touchdowns and 14 picks.

His two-to-one TD-INT ratio is decent considering the pressure he was under. He had to single-handedly keep off opposing teams.

The quarterback came from the spread offense in college, and would benefit immensely from sitting, learning, developing and getting groomed on the sidelines as he makes the NCAA-NFL transition.

Should he be picked by Denver in the upcoming NFL Draft, Foles would get to learn from one of the game's best—Peyton Manning. The Broncos would have their long-term guy improving under their newly-acquired signal caller.

The Broncos also have a fantastic tandem of wide receivers. Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are both under 26 and have bright futures in the league.

Decker emerged as a starter this year, and Thomas really made a name for himself. DT had an 80-yard overtime touchdown reception against the Pittsburgh Steelers that propelled the Broncos to the AFC Divisional Round.

Foles would have the tools around him to be a Pro Bowler in the NFL. The Broncos' defense is emerging into top-five status, and the offense is bound to follow.

Foles is a very talented quarterback and would be wildly successful as a Denver Bronco. The Broncos have the targets, and Foles has the talent.