Sunday, April 28, 2013
Following the first NFL Draft without a University of Arizona player drafted since 2005, Wildcats quarterback Matt Scott didn't have to wait long before securing a free-agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Got a chip on my shoulder I'm coming for someone's spot #yougonelearntoday #jaguars
— Matt Scott (@mscottqb10) April 28, 2013
Scott was projected as a late-round pick a few months ago, but then after combines and pro days the buzz machine lifted him to as high as a second- or third-rounder.
Then three days and about 270 picks went by over the weekend, and a dozen college quarterbacks were drafted, but not Scott.
Could he have been passed over because of fear that he'd have another concussion and end up doing this during a game?
Whatever the case, Scott makes it two straight years a UA quarterback has gotten a shot in the NFL, with Nick Foles getting drafted (and starting the second half of the season) for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012.
Philadelphia, consequently, signed UA offensive lineman Kyle Quinn to a free-agent deal on Saturday. Also signing: wide receiver Dan Buckner, with the Arizona Cardinals.
In Jacksonville, Scott will be playing for a coaching staff that includes former UA position coach Frank Scelfo. He'll also get a chance to don the NFL's first two-tone helmet: