Thursday, December 25, 2014

Nick Foles was not highly rated coming out of high school

I probably find this more interesting than most, but I'll share anyway. Rivals.com is a recruiting website that tracks and rates high school recruits. Of the 19 projected starting quarterbacks this season whose senior years of high school was 2002 or sooner, here is where Rivals had them rated heading into college.

Nick Foles was not highly rated coming out of high school

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

I probably find this more interesting than most, but I'll share anyway. Rivals.com is a recruiting website that tracks and rates high school recruits. Of the 19 projected starting quarterbacks this season whose senior years of high school was 2002 or sooner, here is where Rivals had them rated heading into college.

As we know, the NFL Draft is far from a perfect science, so as you might imagine, rating high school players is even less scientific. Therefore, this shouldn't read as though we're criticizing Rivals.com. Rather, I respect what they do quite a bit. The chart below shows the following:

• How many stars Rivals attributed to each QB.

• Where each QB ranked compared to other high school QBs their senior seasons.

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• Where applicable, what their overall ranking was their senior season of high school regardless of position.

For example, in 2007, Cam Newton was a five-star recruit, he ranked second among other senior QBs, and he was 28th among all senior recruits  regardless of position in 2007.

If you don't think Nick Foles gets enough respect now, he's already used to it. Here's Foles in high school (via Rivals.com). Look at that intensity.

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