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The Cardinals appear interested in possibly taking a flier on former U of A QB Matt Scott.
The Arizona Cardinals, whether it is in the first round or the sixth round, will likely add yet another quarterback through the NFL Draft this year. Many names have been floated in connection to the Cards, including West Virginia's Geno Smith, North Carolina State's Mike Glennon and Arkansas' Tyler Wilson.
A name that hasn't been mentioned much -- in connection with Arizona or anyone else for that matter -- is former Arizona Wildcats quarterback Matt Scott. Scott took over at U of A last season after Nick Foles departed for the NFL. In his final collegiate year, he threw for 3,600 yards, 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He had a completion rate of 60.3%.
Although he still may be a bit of a draft sleeper according to our very own SB Nation mothership, Scott has been shooting up draft boards as of late. Multiple teams from around the league, including the Arizona Cardinals, have been calling to set up workouts with him. Once thought of as a mid round prospect, Scott could wind up in a much earlier round if his name continues to be talked about in NFL circles.
That could mean the Cards, if their interest is valid, would have to spend a high pick on him. Per Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910, the interest is there.
I'm told the Cardinals are well represented in Tucson watching QB Matt Scott's workout today, plus they interviewed at the combine.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) March 7, 2013
Scott apparently had a good Pro Day down in Tucson as well, showing scouts exactly what they wanted to see. He also showed well at the NFL Combine.
The thing is, Scott is a dual threat quarterback that can run the ball, while new Cards coach Bruce Arians has repeatedly said his quarterbacks will not do that, as it puts them in harm's way. If Scott has a propensity to escape the pocket and run it himself, then it seems odd that the Cardinals would have such great interest in him.
So how about it, Cardinals fans? Could the Arizona kid get to play pro ball where he finished out his college career? Should the Cards take a flier on him? Tell us in the comments section below.