The Jacksonville Jaguars have made it well known that they are in the market to find a quarterback to compete with Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne this offseason, whether that quarterback is acquired through the NFL Draft or free agency remains to be seen.
One intriguing prospect that Jaguars fans should keep an eye on is former Arizona Wildcats quarterback Matt Scott. Scott had a solid workout during his pro day on Thursday, which was well attended by Jaguars scouts according to sources. Scott has done what most quarterbacks do during the draft process and has been steadily rising up draft boards.
Initially, most scouts considered Scott as a late-round, developmental quarterback prospect, but now most expect to see him go off of the board as early as the third round. Scott’s climb up the draft board is no surprising given his athleticism and strong arm paired with the NFL’s latest obsession with the read option offense. Some scouts have compared Scott’s skill set to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The new Jaguars coaching staff already has a relationship with Scott in new quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo. Scelfo was Scott’s quarterback coach for two seasons at Arizona and the two were working together this offseason prior to Scelfo being hired by the Jaguars.
Despite his rise up draft boards, Scott is still seen as a developmental project because he only has one year of starting experience in college. Having a developmental guy on the roster may be the way to go if the Jaguars are indeed set on giving Gabbert a final chance to prove his worth.