Bo Nix Oregon quarterback Bo Nix looks up at the scoreboard after the victory against Oregon State at Autzen Stadium Friday, Nov. 24, 2023.

One of the top NFL Draft prospects will be in Mobile.

News surfaced on Wednesday that Oregon quarterback Bo Nix had accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl. The Heisman finalist will join the likes of Joe Milton III (Tennessee), Michael Pratt (Tulane) and Spencer Rattler (South Carolina), all of whom have already accepted invitations to the annual college football all-star game, which showcases the best NFL Draft prospects of those players who have completed their college eligibility.

And for Nix, he exhausted his eligibility.

The 23-year-old finished a 61-game collegiate career with his best season to date. He threw for 4,508 yards with 45 touchdowns against three interceptions while adding 234 yards rushing and six scores on the ground.

Nix started his college career with the Auburn Tigers, playing there from 2019-21. He transferred to Oregon ahead of last season and put up two great years for the Ducks, and was a Heisman Trophy betting favorite this season until Jayden Daniels and Michael Penix Jr.. cemented themselves as the frontrunners for the award, which eventually went to the former.

Despite not winning the Heisman Trophy, Nix’s strong season for Oregon showed he has the talent to succeed at the next level. The Senior Bowl will be a crucial platform for him to showcase his skills and prove he belongs in the early rounds of the NFL Draft.

While Nix is expected to be a high-draft pick, his exact landing spot remains uncertain. The Senior Bowl presents him with a chance to make a strong impression on NFL decision-makers, which could potentially impact the team he is drafted by.

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About Sam Neumann

Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.