STRENGTHS - An under-rated QB, Scott has impressed with his ability to make big plays with his arm and legs. Lining up primarily in the shotgun, Scott shows the quick feet and athleticism to catch snap, set-up and make quick hitting throw to receiver. He carries the ball high and tight as he goes through progressions and has a quick and compact release to get rid of the ball fast once he identifies receiver. Poised in the pocket, he has shown a willingness to stand strong and make accurate throws down the field while a pass rusher closes on him. Good timing and touch, he can make the 20+ yard throw down the sideline with great accuracy - Drops the ball out of the sky. He has the athleticism to move quickly within the pocket to avoid pressure and can re-set and get rid of the ball quickly. With his foot quicks and athleticism, Scott can get out of the pocket and make big plays scrambling with the ball.
WEAKNESSES - "On the hoof" Scott looks thin, almost frail which makes me question his ability to be a durable NFL quarterback. He has a bad habit of staring down his primary receiver once he identifies who he wants to throw to and this allows defensive back to close quickly and make play on the ball. Although he usually is poised with pressure closing on him, he will throw the ball up for grabs too often for my liking and it leads to interceptions. He does not always read the blitz correctly and throws passes to spots where defenders can make a play on the ball.
SUMMARY - One of the most intriguing QB in this year's draft class, Scott has the athleticism to make big plays with his feet and his arm. Having run Coach Rodriguez's spread option offense at Arizona, Scott could step in and run the read-option that numerous NFL teams have integrated into their offense. When he is on and making good decisions he can be a very accurate passer on short, intermediate and deep passes and makes excellent throws as pass rushers close on him. However, his tendency to force some passes and stare down his primary receiver are why I have concerns about his ability to become a consistent starting QB. Overall, I think Scott will be drafted higher than I have him rated because of his athleticism and passing skills, but he is not a finished product and needs to improve a lot to be a consistently productive starter in the NFL.