5 players rising up the Vikings 2024 draft board after the Senior Bowl and 3 falling

Oregon QB Bo Nix
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Faller No. 1

Bo Nix - QB (Oregon)

Bo Nix was seen as a borderline first-round pick, and after the Senior Bowl, he's probably still in that mix. However, a quarterback-needy team like the Vikings will probably bump him down a little after his shoddy performance in Mobile.

Nix was very erratic with the football. He was throwing short to receivers on one play, and then on the next play, he was sailing the ball 30 yards over their heads. His footwork was a mess, and he never displayed the arm strength that convinced anyone he could make all the NFL throws.

Nix did finish the week on a positive note. He had a solid practice on Thursday, showing much-improved ball placement.

He also tossed a touchdown in the game itself to Minnesota tight end Brevyn Spann-Ford. That being said, the negatives outweighed the positives for the Oregon Duck last week.

Michael Penix Jr. was also at the Senior Bowl, and while he didn't dominate the passing drills like many believed he would, the ball came off his hand with more zip, and he earned higher marks than Nix.

Nix still has the NFL Scouting Combine and his Pro Day to generate some positive buzz before the draft, but right now, he's 0 for 1 on his draft season performance journey.