Thursday, March 7, 2013

QB Headed to Philly Monday

There were questions as to why the Eagles weren't at Arizona QB Matt Scott's pro day. He is a dual-threat quarterback with a big-time arm, seemingly a fit in Chip Kelly's scheme. Well, Matt Scott is actually flying to Philly to meet with the team on Monday. New quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor is expected to work out the QB on March 28th as well. Let's take a look at the scouting report for Scott:

Matt Scott is headed to Philadelphia later this week.
Combine Numbers:
- Height / Weight: 6'2" 213 lbs
- 40 yard dash: 4.69 seconds
- Vertical Jump: 31 inches
- Broad Jump: 118 inches
- 3-cone drill: 6.69 seconds
- 20 yard shuttle: 3.99 seconds

* Scott was one of the top performers in EVERY drill.

- Obviously he's an elite athlete.
- Huge, big-time arm. There's no throw he can't make, also features a quick release.
- Hits receivers in stride, important trait given the speedy receivers on the Eagles roster.
- Maintains good accuracy while on the move.
- Even when fleeing from the pocket, he keeps his eyes down-field, looking for coverage breakdowns.
- Good teammate and a tough competitor. Will deliver the ball in the face of pressure.

- Lean build, could have durability concerns as a mobile QB. Suffered a concussion last season.
- Lacks touch on some throws, tends to sail it high.
- Gets caught staring down his first read, no experience making NFL progressions.
- Too much confidence in his arm, throwing into trouble on occasion.
- Sloppy footwork must be worked out.

Bottom Line:
- Scott has a lot of potential. He's a developmental QB, his physical gifts need refined and he needs to develop his QB savvy. On paper, he's a perfect fit for the ideal Chip Kelly scheme. Philadelphia seems like a good situation, he could take his time and develop under some great offensive minds. Scott has a 5th round grade from most scouts, but dual-threat quarterbacks typically go a little higher than expected. I wouldn't be surprised if the Eagles pulled the trigger on the Arizona QB in the 4th round.

* Follow me on Twitter @Matt_Chastain25 and @OfficialEagles_, I'll get ya back!

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