2012 Seahawks QB Candidates: Nick Foles

Nick Foles, Arizona

6-5, 240 Lbs

2012 Age:23 years old

"I'll kick you out of my home if you don't cut that hair!"

 

What we like:

Elite height, great size for NFL quarterback

Strong arm, not elite but has strength to make all the throws

More athletic than he looks, solid pocket presence

Three year starter

 

What we don’t like:

Accuracy is overstated by check downs, bubble screens, and other short passes

Decision making is questionable

Is he athletic enough to succeed under Bevell?

Inexperienced in a pro style offense, running play action, and taking snaps from under center

 

Summary:

Foles is a very good college quarterback, but there are some pretty serious warts in his game. He’s not going to be able to transition straight into a starting position, as he’s not a polished quarterback when it comes to making progressions, and his mechanics could use some work. Foles skills are probably best in an offense that employs many three, four, and five receiver sets, and runs a lot of plays out of the shot gun. Foles is a match for the paradigm of non-WCO quarterbacks, as he’s tall and can slice a defense up when given a clean pocket. He’d be a great developmental candidate in New England, Pittsburgh, Arizona, Kansas City, and perhaps a couple of other cities. However, he’s not a great fit for the Seahawks.

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