A darling of Jacksonville Jaguars fans as a late-round NFL Draft quarterback, Arizona QB Matt Scott is reportedly moving up draft boards and rumored to be in consideration as a third round pick. After Arizona’s Pro Day, Scott has successfully shown that he has what it takes to be an NFL quarterback.
Scott really turned some heads at the NFL Scouting combine when he displayed solid arm strength and accuracy but also impressive athleticism with a 40 yard dash time in the 4.6s. He may not be on par with West Virginia’s Geno Smith, but something about the player keeps bringing teams back to take a second and third look at him.
Fansided.com does not list the Jaguars as a team that has shown initial interest, but the Jaguars have likely taken notice. The team is expected to sign at least one more quarterback to compete with incumbents Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. With some of the better free agent options like Matt Moore already re-signing with their teams, the need to draft a quarterback can become greater. Scott could very well push Gabbert and Henne while still allowing the Jags to spend picks in rounds one through three on bigger holes on the roster.
But not if Scott goes in the third round.
– Luke N. Sims
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