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Arizona QB Matt Scott on the radar

Posted by Chris Brown on March 8, 2013 – 9:23 am

University of Arizona QB Matt Scott, considered a mid-round pick by most draft prognosticators, had his pro day on Thursday and by all accounts fared well. He also mentioned which teams have been expressing the most interest in him.

Scott, who threw 85 passes at his pro day in Tucson – 20 more than normal in an effort to show stamina and endurance, is scheduled to have a pre-draft visit with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, but told the Arizona Daily Star that San Diego, Arizona, Seattle, Jacksonville and Buffalo are the teams that have appeared most interested.

Scott was trying to demonstrate improved footwork after NFL talent evaluators mentioned some concerns with it after he performed at the NFL Combine. But otherwise Scott’s workout in Indy was excellent.

He ran a 4.69 40-time good for third among quarterbacks behind only Geno Smith and E.J. Manuel. He had the third best vertical leap (31″), the best three cone time (6.69), the second-best broad jump (9’10”) and set a record with a 3.99 20-yard short shuttle time.

Scott is a double threat as a quarterback with great mobility and a solid arm. He rushed for over 1,100 yards in his Arizona career, but does look to pass first and run second. He’s had some impressive come from behind victories in his limited starting career (17 starts) including his last college game, a 49-48 comeback win over Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl when he threw two touchdowns in the last 42 seconds for the victory.

Drawbacks are lack of starting experience in college and he has a slight build which could make him prone to injury, especially knowing he’ll take off and run.




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