Blogging Dirty's Nick Halden believes that the NFL franchise that gives Bo Nix a chance -- and he sees that chance being given to the Pinson native on the NFL draft's second day at best -- will get a version more akin to what he was with Auburn football for three years rather than what he was during his two seasons at Oregon.
"It was an impressive year and with a good combine Bo Nix is likely an early day two pick with Jayden Daniels, Caleb Williams, and Drake Maye all clearly ahead of him," Halden prefaced before saying, "Nix is an older prospect that comes with a myriad of concerns.
"The NFL version of Nix is likely much closer to what we saw in Auburn and not the player he was with the Ducks. Whether it is his ability to process the field or not letting a play go the reasons to avoid Nix in Atlanta are obvious. Perhaps in the perfect NFL system, Nix could be a solid backup but he clearly isn't a starter long-term, and drafting him as such sets your team up for failure."
Bo Nix couldn't dominate SEC with Auburn football like he did Oregon in the Pac-12
Undermining the Pac-12 was all but impossible in 2023, when the conference went out in a blaze of glory with a College Football Playoff title game participant and another team, Nix's Oregon, that would've made a 12-team CFP field. With that said, it's still a fair point that Nix wouldn't have been as dominant in the SEC even with the level of receiving and rushing talent he had with the Ducks.
Obviously, the NFL not only has the best of the best from the SEC, but the Big Ten, ACC, and Big 12 as well. Nix's development was greatly aided by a talent advantage in nearly every matchup, and that will nearly never be the case in the pros.
Halden's statement on Nix's NFL jump is fair and football-related. It's not always that way.