A good majority of teams in the NFL will at least be considering selecting a quarterback at the 2012 NFL Draft. While the top-two quarterbacks (Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III) have all but guaranteed themselves a high selection in the first round, guys like Nick Foles, Brock Osweiler, Ryan Tannehill and others are all looking to boost their stock.
While recently reviewing tape, scouting guru Todd McShay of ESPN noticed something Foles does very well, even more so than Griffin.
QB Foles completed 65-percent "under pressure" w/ 5-2 TD-INT ratio in 4 gms charted. Far better than RGIII, Weeden. Luck, Osweiler up next— Todd McShay (@McShay13) February 11, 2012
And another tweet:
Studying AZ QB Foles on tape right now.Highly impressed with his ability to deal with pressure so far.— Todd McShay (@McShay13) February 10, 2012
No one is suggesting Foles is the better prospect than Griffin or any of the other names mentioned, but it does bode well for the former-Wildcat going forward as scouts begin to evaluate his game tapes. He certainly lacks the foot speed to become an elusive runner at the next level, but Foles' ability to throw with the defense in his face could help make up for that.
For more on Foles and the UA Wildcats, head on over to Arizona Desert Swarm.