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Matt Scott helped himself at Arizona Pro Day

Posted by Brad On March - 7 - 2013
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The 2013 quarterback class is itching for someone to emerge behind Geno Smith. We’ve yet to see Matt Barkley throw following shoulder issues and the remainder of the second tier quarterbacks are as flawed as the top of the class.

It’s prime for a jump by someone in that third tier to make a jump up draft boards. Earlier today we highlighted EJ Manuel of Florida State as a guy that could jump the second tier and imprint his mark on the late first round. It appears as if another quarterback has emerged into that second tier fold.

Scott showed off his athletic abilities at February’s Scouting Combine and continued his momentum with a strong showing at his pro day. Scott showed up at the Combine at 213 pounds after reports that he may be shy of 200 pounds. Then went out and ran 4.69 in the 40. In a class that has largely failed to gain traction, Scott appears to be heading north as others remain stagnant.

Pauline reported that the Jaguars could be highly interested in Scott’s services at quarterback in a pre-Combine report but adds another team to the mix today.

Scott put up impressive numbers for Rich Rodriguez in year one as a starter. That fact that he has one year of starting experience in college remains a concern with teams as Scott was seated behind Nick Foles for much of his career at Arizona.

Solid workouts will continue to help out his stock and make teams more comfortable with taking a shot on a one-year starter. He’s a guy to monitor, at this point it would be an upset if he didn’t go before the end of day two.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andy.stephens.961 Andy Stephens

    Thanks for posting this, I enjoyed watching Scott this year, he had a great year, he never looked the same after the concision he suffered at USC until the bowl game… obviously that is long gone now…. and I am glad to see him doing great at his pro day

    • bradc11

      He’s definitely not sliding under the radar at this point. He’s got some upside to his game that will intrigue a lot of teams in the early portions of round 3. The question is does JAX value him highly enough to make him the 64th pick? Technically that’s 2nd round value. They are rumored to like him but 2nd round like him…I don’t know.