NFL Draft 2013: Matt Scott a Jaguars favorite?

Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

The Jacksonville Jaguars will likely be looking for a quarterback in some capacity this offseason, be it in free agency or somewhere in the NFL Draft. Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley has mentioned multiple times he would like a quarterback who can threaten with his legs as well as his arm in the rushing game, but no one like that is currently on the Jaguars roster.

One player who fits that description is Arizona quarterback Matt Scott, who the Jaguars could be targeting in the later rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Jaguars current quarterback coach, Frank Scelfo, was Scott's college quarterback coach for a few seasons before sitting out last year and joining the Jaguars.

According to Tony Pauline, Scott and Scelfo worked together prior to the East-West Shrine Game and the Jaguars quarterback coach "loves him".

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If the Jacksonville Jaguars target a quarterback on day three of the draft it could be the aforementioned Matt Scott. During Senior Bowl week the consensus was Jacksonville will give Blaine Gabbert one more season to prove himself. And while the franchise is likely to select a quarterback in the draft, it may not come until the later rounds. Enter Scott, a favorite of the Jaguars recently hired quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo. The two are familiar with each other from their days in Arizona and word was they spent a significant amount of time together prior to Scott's appearance at the Shrine Game. Many consider Scott the perfect developmental prospect at quarterback. He has the arm strength to play in the NFL and showed tremendous development in his game last season.

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I watched Scott in person at the East-West Shrine Game and came away neither really liking or disliking him. He's got an NFL arm that can make all the throws and has the kind of size most teams look for in a quarterback at 6'2" and 200 pounds. Scott's biggest asset however is his ability on the run. He can pick up chunks of yards with his feet and actually does a nice job of moving the pocket on roll outs and such.

Scott's accuracy is a bit erratic and he tends to sail the football quite a bit, but a lot of that is because he doesn't always set his feet and his footwork is a bit sloppy. As Pauline mentions, Scott is a good candidate as that "developmental" quarterback in the later rounds of the draft.

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