With the 88th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected quarterback Nick Foles out of Arizona. Nick Foles has a huge advantage when it comes down to height because he’s 6’5 and has rocket of an arm when it comes down to throwing the football deep. Whiles Foles isn’t as athletic some most quarterbacks that where available in the draft, he has a great sense of where the pressure is coming from, and has a real distinguished since of when to try to extend plays with his legs and when to call it quits on a play.
Nick Foles is known for recognizing the blitz and is one of the best signal callers in all of college football from a year ago. Like stated before, he can use his height to his advantage, by looking over the defensive line and also has an incredible sense of the pocket when facing pressure.
When given time to make something happen, he can be one of the best when it comes down to making a split decision. He also has great leadership skills when it comes down to trying to lead a team back in to the game. He has a strong arm, he’s accurate, and isn’t afraid to take a hit when need be to deliver to strike down the middle when someone is open.
Since Attending Arizona, Foles has completed on average 66.5% of his passing while combining a total of 10,086 yards and 67 touchdowns since 2007. Throughout his time playing with Arizona, he’s managed to keep his interception rate below 15 a season and has made it through all four years maintaining an outstanding quarterback percentage.
One major area that Foles needs to improve upon is the fact that he need to be able to get rid of the ball a lot more quickly. I know I previously stated that has can get the ball out fast, but that’s at times when the route is a either a quick hitch, or a curl route. With the Eagles drafting a kid like Nick Foles, he should be able to master the quarterback position under head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Morhinweg.