Analyst shuts down 'clickbait' NFL draft rumor about ex-Auburn football QB Bo Nix

Feb 3, 2024; Mobile, AL, USA; National quarterback Bo Nix of Oregon (10) throws the ball during the
Feb 3, 2024; Mobile, AL, USA; National quarterback Bo Nix of Oregon (10) throws the ball during the / Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy dispelled a "clickbait" NFL draft rumor about former Auburn football quarterback Bo Nix being extensively looked at by the Arizona Cardinals' scouting department.

"Let's unpack the absurdity of this clickbait... NFL personnel departments categorize schools with at least one prospect graded in Rounds 1-3 (I.e. Bo Nix) as an 'A' school," Nagy prefaced before saying, "An 'A' designation typically means following front office members will make a school visit: Area Scout , Regional Scout (East/West) , National Scout , Director of College Scouting , Dir. Player Personnel OR Ass't GM.

"Four levels of cross-check on top of area scout in the fall should reasonably qualify as 'extensive work.' By this standard, if their scouting process is structured properly, the Arizona Cardinals will do the same amount of work on 100-150 players as they've done on Bo Nix. This is NOT newsworthy."

Former Auburn football QB Bo Nix 'likely' a first-round NFL draft prospect

After an efficient first (and only) drive in the first quarter of the Reese's Senior Bowl, Nix was deemed a likely first-round pick this coming April by Bleacher Report's Mike Chiari.

"Another quarterback who likely helped his cause in the Senior Bowl was Bo Nix, who went 4-of-5 for 21 yards and a touchdown as the National team quarterback," Chiari prefaced before saying, "After completing 77.4 percent of his passes for 4,508 yards, 45 touchdowns and three interceptions this past season at Oregon, Nix has a legitimate chance to sneak into the first round.

"Talent evaluators seem to be split on whether Nix can excel at the next level, but it is tough to ignore his production against a high level of competition."

The most likely landing spots for Nix include the QB-starved Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos, though the New York Jets and New York Giants also figure to be in the mix with Aaron Rodgers and Daniel Jones's uncertain futures.