Many in the scouting community have had nothing but great things to say about Arizona Wildcats quarterback Matt Scott and now, following the Arizona Pro Day, a number of coaches are starting to recognize his talent and NFL teams are lining up for private workouts and interviews.
In the recent weeks, Scott has gone from a late-round sleeper, to mid-round project, to a late-second or third-round prospect.
His rapid climb up draft boards speaks volumes about his talent.
At 6-foot-2, 213-pounds, Scott ran in the 4.6′s at the NFL Scouting Combine and has drawn the interest of teams that are using the run-option. It doesn’t hurt Scott that he ran an offense under the direction of Rich Rodriguez in 2012. Scott has reportedly drawn loose comparisons to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Scott is scheduled to visit with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday in advance of a workout that will be scheduled in the coming weeks. He would be a brilliant weapon for Chip Kelly in his offense and would benefit from a few years learning behind Michael Vick.
A few other teams that have shown initial interest in Scott are the Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals.
The interest in the Arizona product will only continue to increase as we draw closer to the 2013 NFL Draft, so remember the name and keep an eye out for Matt Scott on draft day, especially if you are the fan of a quarterback needy team.