Scott will be the discount buy for teams not looking to use a first round pick on Jalin Hyatt. He's a bit more compact and from watching the film, production was left on the table from missed throws.
* = unofficial measurement
A former high school sprinter out of Ohio, Scott’s calling card is his excellent play speed to hit the big play.
He finished 2022 with 55 catches on 88 targets, 904 yards and nine touchdowns but there was more meat left on the bone with a few better throws.
Scott has easy acceleration off the line of scrimmage where he needs limited time to hit full throttle. He uses head and shoulder fakes on vertical routes that leave defenders in the dust.
His intermediate route work is much more raw, lacking the same polish and intensity. He needs to work on his timing and develop much sharper cuts in the 5-15 yard areas of the field.
Oddly enough, Scott only returned seven kicks for the Bearcats and zero punts. This feels like an area an NFL team should tap into, as he has elite playmaking ability once the ball is in his hands.
Overall, Scott lacks size and a rounded game but he’s an incredibly explosive athlete (133” broad jump is a 96th percentile metric) that can win vertically or on short area manufactured touches.