Arizona’s Scott puts on a show at combine

While it’s debatable

whether or how much NFL combine measurables matter for quarterbacks,

there’s no debating that former Arizona quarterback Matt Scott helped

himself over the weekend in Indianapolis.

Scott

dominated his positional group in the athleticism tests, finishing third

among all quarterbacks with a 4.69 time in the 40 (West Virginia’s Geno

Smith was first at 4.59), first in the 20-yard shuttle at 3.99 seconds,

first in the three-cone drill in 6.69 seconds, fourth in the vertical

jump at 31 inches (Florida State’s EJ Manuel was first at 34 inches) and

second in the broad jump at 9 feet, 10 inches (Smith was first at 10

feet, 4 inches). The shuttle and three-cone drill times were the best

and second-best, respectively, for a quarterback in at least the last

eight years, which is as far back as the NFL has combine results

officially documented. The only quarterback in that time with a better

three-cone drill time: Tim Tebow.

Scott also got

himself noticed during passing drills, according to national NFL writer

Adam Caplan:

That sentiment was echoed by both Rob

Rang at CBS Sports …

“The ball

explodes out of his hand on short and intermediate throws. Several

caught receivers by surprise during the gauntlet drills with how quickly

they arrived. It wasn’t all good for Scott, however, as his accuracy

tailed off on deeper throws. Also, while Scott demonstrates plenty of

arm talent, his footwork can be a bit inconsistent. He didn’t

consistently step into his throws Sunday.”

… and

Tony

Pauline at USA Today:

“He looked

comfortable and confident on the field Sunday and delivered his passes

with speed and accuracy. His timing was a bit off as receivers were

waiting on throws, but general managers around the league are excited

about Scott’s potential after his workout.”

While

Rang’s analysis wasn’t all positive, he went on to say that “as one of

the few quarterbacks in the 2013 class with dual-threat capabilities,

Scott could spark interest early in Day 3 (fourth through seventh

rounds) of the draft or perhaps even

earlier.”

Probably also helping his cause: Scott, who

was listed at a relatively thin 196 pounds at Arizona, measured in at

the combine at 213 pounds and an even

6-foot-2.