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NFL Draft Results 2012: Nick Foles Selected By Eagles In Third Round

Nick Foles had been projected for the third round by most experts for weeks leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft. With the 88th overall pick, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Foles to potentially be their quarterback of the future. He has the size and arm strength to be a quality QB in the NFL, but scouts have questioned his mobility and decision making under pressure.

Foles threw for 4,334 yards and 28 touchdowns last season, also throwing 14 interceptions. He started the last two and a half seasons with the Wildcats, reaching two bowl games before a disastrous 2011 campaign. Foles will likely sit a few years behind Michael Vick as he learns the offense, although an injury to Vick would likely make him the starter on a team projected to make the playoffs.

Best of luck to Nick and his family in the coming months.

For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, check out the SB Nation Arizona StoryStream. For more on Foles and the Wildcats, head over to AZ Desert Swarm.