Matt Scott/QB/Arizona will be taking an official visit to the Denver Broncos next week.— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) April 4, 2013
The Broncos are meeting with Arizona QB Matt Scott and are reportedly interested in Texas A&M Linebacker Sean Porter.
Matt Scott is a 6'2 213lb QB From Arizona. Scott is coming off a solid 2012 season for the Wildcats. Scott passed for 3,620 yards passing(60.3 completion %), 27 touchdowns and 14 Ints.
Scott is a raw QB prospect. He does have a strong arm and is very athletic. One has to wonder if Elway is just doing his homework, or if he has serious interest in Scott. It would be a curious selection after selecting QB Brock Osweiler in the 2nd round last year. Scott figures to go anywhere from the third round to the early fifth round.
Here's NFL.coms Scouting Report on Scott...
Good height and arm strength for the position. Stands tall in the pocket, is decisive on his first read, willing to stick passes in tight windows over the middle. Able to stretch offenses vertically with his arm, also throw out routes across the field with velocity and accuracy. Will step up in pocket when needed, escapes quickly when feeling pressure. Accurate throwing on the run to the left and right, keeps shoulders square and the ball comes out of his hand well. Quick release on hot throws. Elusive as a ballcarrier on keepers, agile enough to sidestep oncoming defenders and has the straight-line speed to burst into the open for big gains.
Possesses a somewhat lean build and propensity to take off out of the pocket brings durability into question. Sails throws on occasion, needs to throttle that down and show more touch on fades, throws over the top and close to the line of scrimmage. Shows too much confidence in his arm, throws into coverage. Footwork is inconsistent, fails to step into throws or open hips when throwing to his left, resulting in passes coming up short. Double-hitches, uses a tap on the ball as a timing mechanism. Bit of a leggy runner in the open field, might not elude pro linebackers as easily as he can in college. Regularly locks into first option. Operates almost exclusively out of the shotgun, though he’s been under center in previous years.
NFL COMPARISON: Josh Johnson
Matt Scott NFL Combine results
40 yard Dash: 4.69 seconds
Vertical Jump: 31 inches
Broad Jump: 118 inches
3 Cone Drill: 6.69 seconds
20 Yard Shuttle: 3.99* Scott was a top performer at his position for each drill
The Broncos also have interest in Sean Porter, a former Texas A&M Linebacker. Porter is a 6'1 229 linebacker who had a down senior season. Heading into his senior season, Porter was considered a potential first round pick. In 2011 Porter totaled 79 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks. However in 2012 he only totaled 66 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a lass and 3.5 sacks
Porter is a interesting prospect. He's an athletic linebacker with short area burst who's also a solid pass rusher. He's a bit undersized though.He's also solid in coverage. Unless he adds some weight, he's probably a weaksid linebacker in the NFL.
Here's NFL.coms Scouting Report on Porter...
Athletic linebacker with the short-area quickness and football IQ to switch from playing the run to checking a slot receiver to attacking a scrambling quarterback on the same play. Good speed in the open field, and can burst to close in pursuit. Effective pass rusher with a good first step and flexibility to get under a tackle’s upfield shoulder, a shimmy inside to get the direct lane, and also a quick spin move helps him get off leaning tackles. Has a nice inside counter for when tackles start overplaying his speed rush outside. Occasionally gets under the pads of taller tackles to bull them into the quarterback. Slippery blitzer who knows how to get skinny through inside lanes. Breaks down in a hurry to wrap up ball carriers, brings a bit of pop despite his average size. Fluid hips changing directions. Really progressed as a senior in coverage of tight ends and slot receivers, gets his hands on them at the line of scrimmage and crossing over the middle, and the click-and-close ability to break on the ball quickly on underneath throws. Takes on fullbacks, goes lows to win leverage and make plays on inside runs.
Undersized with long legs and short arms, lacking in explosive speed and great length. As a pass rusher, he’s more of a blitzer than a true outside edge rusher. Can set the edge against weaker tight ends, but can get engulfed at the point of attack by most tackles and pro-caliber tight ends. Can get lost in no-man’s land in coverage. Does not use his hands effectively to beat cut blocks. Very little pop in his hands or his tackles, and he has a tendency to lunge. Good burst filling inside and in pursuit, but can get out of control and doesn’t always display a good understanding timing and angles. Will need to be protected by a solid defensive line in the NFL.
NFL COMPARISON: Michael Boley
Sean Porters NFL Combine results:
40 Yard Dash: 4.75 seconds
Bench Press: 22 reps
Vertical Jump: 35 inches
Broad Jump: 119.0 inches