It's time for some of the top college standouts in the country to put on a show in front of scouts this week. While we're still a little ways away from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., is here and some head-turning plays are being made.
However, while he's had some decent throws, a major disappointment thus far has been the play of Oregon star quarterback Bo Nix. Nix is coming off a huge year for the Ducks and he's widely considered a first-round pick. He's been linked with the NY Giants, but the feeling is he's hurting his stock tremendously right now:
Bo Nix struggling at The Senior Bowl is concerning for Giants fans
While there's no chance Nix will come off the board at No. 6 overall, analysts believe that he could be a late first-rounder. If he's still on the board, Joe Schoen, known for making moves, could potentially look to trade for a second first-rounder to get him.
However, if Nix continues to struggle in Mobile, then perhaps there's a different quarterback the G-Men should be focusing on for the late first round/Day 2. We're of course talking about Michael Penix Jr., the star lefty out of Washington.
Penix has been looking pretty sharp at the Senior Bowl, which is great after his rough showing in the National Championship Game loss to Michigan. In that defeat, Penix missed some throws he would usually make with his eyes closed, finishing the game 27-of-51 for 255 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
If Penix is still available when the Giants are up for the first time in the second round (they have two picks), then we could see Schoen take a shot on the talented Huskies gun-slinger. With that said, Nix feels like someone the Giants shouldn't focus on, especially not on the opening night of the draft. There are too many red flags with his abilities.
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