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Miami Hurricanes NFL Draft Profile: Rashawn Scott

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In the next installment of the series, we look at one of the most underrated prospect on the team and how he might project at the next level.

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Rashawn Scott

WR - 6'2 200

Key 2015 Stats: 52 catches, 695 yards (13.2 average), 5 TDs.

PRO DAY RESULTS


40-yard dash: 4.5 seconds
Vertical: 33 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches
Short shuttle: 4.29 seconds
3-cone: 6.88 seconds

Overview:

Rashawn Scott had a break out senior season, finally overcoming injury, suspension, and inconsistency to become the top target on the team.

Scott has a nice blend of quickness off the line of scrimmage, straight line speed to get deep, strong hands, and good size, that make him a potential dependable target.

He's shown the ability to make catches in traffic, run after the catch, and also executes very good routes, making him a tough cover.

However,  Scott has had his share of drops over his career.

And until his senior season he had both on and off the field issues that stunted his development.

Is he worth the risk of a draft pick?

NFL GM's/Scouts will have to decide.

If his can get to camp and avoid drops, injuries, and any non football related issues, Scott could be a steal for a team looking for a good #2 type WR down the line.

Strengths:

Size, speed, route running, play maker with the ball in his hands, decent blocker down field, overall potential.

One of the most memorable plays of Scott's career was this fall against FSU, where he high pointed the ball Vs double coverage, split the defenders, and sprinted to the end zone through a face mask for a long TD.

Oh yeah, one of those two defenders was potential top 5 pick Jalen Ramsey of the Seminoles.

That play illustrated the type of player he could be.  He used his size, speed, strength, and determination to get UM right back in the game when they needed a huge play most.

He also has shown the propensity to make tough catches in traffic.

Doing that often this summer/fall could separate him from other prospects and help Scott make an NFL roster.

Weaknesses:

Durability, drops, decisions.

Scott missed time as both a freshman and sophomore with the injury bug.  Then he missed all of 2014 with a shoulder ailment.

Given he is not going to be a high draft pick, he needs to stay healthy to get enough reps to impress his potential future team.

He's also missed time with suspensions over his career.  Can't afford that either going forward.

Over the course of his career at Miami, he also had 16 drops.   He seemed to correct a lot of that his final season with the 'Canes, but you can bet coaches will be watching his hands closely when he gets to camp.

Draft Projection:

6th Round to UDFA.

Scott has the talent of a 3rd - 4th round pick.  But with just one good season with the Hurricanes on his resume, and the concerns illustrated above, he likely has to fight his way onto a team with a big preseason.

And initially, even if he makes a team, he will be a #4/#5 WR.   Which means he needs to play some special teams.

That might not be a strength despite his speed/stature.

However, if he is able to stick, he could be a major find.

At 6'2 with legit 4.5 speed and with the swag he sometimes plays with, Scott has the potential to be a very good NFL wide out for a long time.

He has a lot of work to do to get there, but it would not shock me one bit if Rashawn Scott was making catches in the pros this fall.