Former Arizona Wildcats standout quarterback Matt Scott is drawing comparisons to former Wisconsin Badgers and current Seattle Seahawks starting signal-caller Russell Wilson. Sports Illustrated’s draft analyst Tony Pauline is tweeting that Scott will visit with the Buffalo Bills for a visit at some point in the future.
Scott is an incredibly athletic quarterback who previously flew under the radar after a solid season in 2012 with Arizona. He carries himself with a lot of class, is a natural leader, he has more than enough accuracy, and Scott is also a quarterback who possesses a strong arm. He has the tools to make all throws and big plays with his feet, but Scott does need to work on his mechanics. However, that’s something that can be corrected with time and proper coaching.
The San Diego Chargers are interesting, and the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals are also taking looks at Scott. The Eagles will reportedly meet with Scott on Monday, and the potential second-round draft choice could be a good fit for Chip Kelly, who watched him closely in the Pac-12 last year.
Plenty of scouts love the upside that athletic quarterbacks provide, and there are also comparisons to Colin Kaepernick. Scott could be part of the “new evolution” at quarterback in the read option, and even if it is a gimmick he still has good enough arm talent to where he can potentially be a legitimate starting quarterback in this league. I like Scott more than Ryan Nassib, and I think the whole Bills-Nassib angle is overplayed a bit. Doug Marrone will be more inclined to draft Nassib, but I just don’t see the second-round talent in the former Syracuse QB.
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