Much is expected of Bo Nix and Sam Hartman, and the Eagles figure to watch the show.
Six-foot-three, 214-pound former SEC Freshman of the Year Box Nix showed us a few flashes from time to time during his three seasons at Auburn. He hasn’t proven to be the world’s greatest pocket passer. You’d like to see him improve on the 61 percent completion percentage that he showcased in 2021. He’ll be given that opportunity in the Pac-12 at Oregon with the Ducks.
He’s never produced more than 16 touchdown passes in any NCAA season, and his total number of passing scores has decreased in each of the past two seasons, culminating in an 11-touchdown, three-interception campaign a year ago.
He’ll need to prove that he can win with his arm more consistently if he wants to rise on draft boards. Avoiding those SEC defenses could help in that regard.
Sam Hartman led a Wake Forest Demon Deacons offense that, at times, seemed like it could score whenever it felt like it in 2021. The six-foot-three, 210-pound gunslinger only completed 59 percent of his passes. He also tossed too many interceptions (14), but everyone remembers the 39 touchdowns he racked up while throwing for 4,228 yards.
He’ll have a lot of eyes on him in 2022. Might the Eagles be paying attention?