Eagles To Meet With And Workout Arizona QB Matt ScottBREAKING NEWS, Eagles Draft, News, NFLDraft Friday, March 8th, 2013
Matt Scott, the quarterback who took over for the Eagles’ Nick Foles after he was drafted by the Eagles will talk to the Birds on Monday according to the Arizona Daily Star. Scott will also workout for the Birds at a later date.
He played for Rich Rodriguez last year and showed he’s able to run the read option. The Cardinals, Chargers, and Bills have all expressed interest in Scott and he’s expected to be drafted in the fifth round.
Picking a quarterback in the fifth round would be much less of a commitment to the quarterback position as compared to the first or second round. They may see Scott’s potential as not that far from West Virginia Geno Smith or Florida State’s E.J. Manuel.
Last year Scott threw for 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for 3620 yards. He also showed that he can run with the football by rushing for 506 yards and six touchdowns.
I could see the Birds drafting Scott because it would allow them to address their many other needs with earlier picks.
Doesn’t anybody think it’s accident that Chip Kelly and the Birds continue to add mobile quarterbacks to their roster? It’s obvious to me that Kelly prefers mobile quarterbacks to pocket ones.
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