Nick Foles to Eagles: Video Highlights, Scouting Reports and Analysis

Nick McAndrews@@NickMcAndrewsCorrespondent IIIApril 28, 2012

Quarterback Nick Foles began his college career at Michigan State as a freshman in 2007. After playing in only one game at MSU, Foles transferred to Arizona, where he sat out the 2008 season due to transfer rules. Foles started for the Wildcats for the next three seasons but only lead the team to a 4-8 record in 2011.

According to NFL.com, Foles has the arm strength and size to be a starter at the pro level. The site notes that if it were a different year, he could be the top QB selected. Because he's been labeled as more of a "game manager," however, he stood no chance compared with Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.

ProFootballWeekly's draft issue lists Foles as one of the top 10 QB prospects in the class. They say that other than his sometimes-spotty accuracy, Foles is very coachable and is a great student of the game. Despite the fact that many of his reads at the college level were simple in a spread system, he's able to recognize the flaws in his game and handles scrutiny well.

A Day 2 pick by the Philadelphia Eagles, he is put in a fairly good situation, and Foles could develop into a successful starter playing behind the injury-prone Michael Vick.

Pick Analysis

Arm strength is obviously key, but there's still a lot of questions here about Foles, who definitely looks like a project player. His college record doesn't scream dominance, but there's enough there to maybe think "QB of the Future" for the Eagles.


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