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Darrell Scott

Darrell Scott - #20 - RB

Height: 6-0 1/8
Weight: 231
Speed: 4.58
Arm: 32
Hand: 8 1/4
Wingspan: 75 3/8
Birthdate: 04/16/1989
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Grade: 5.25


Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/20/2012 South Florida Pro Day 6-0 1/4 233 8 1/2 31 3/4 76 4.62 18 9'9" 4.27 11.91 7.10
02/29/2012 Combine 6-0 1/8 231 8 1/4 32 75 3/8 4.69 31 1/2



The California prep was rated as the top RB prospect in the country as a senior after rushing for 2,433 yards and 33 touchdowns. Earned All-America honors from Parade and USA Today and played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl after the season. Saw action in 11 contests (one start against Iowa State) as a true freshman at Colorado in 2008, missing the Oklahoma State game with a sprained ankle. Recorded 87 carries for 343 yards (3.9-yard average) and one touchdown. Also caught nine passes for 105 yards (11.7-yard average) and no TDs to go with three kickoff returns for 31 yards (10.3-yard average). Played in only five games (three starts), in ’09, because of injuries and his decision to transfer, and tallied 23-95-0 (4.1) rushing and 4-35-0 (8.8) receiving. As a kickoff returner, he posted 21-564-0 (26.9) including a school-record 204 yards at Toledo. Injured his knee against Toledo and missed the next week against Wyoming before playing in the next three contests. Underwent knee surgery to clean up cartilage damage Oct. 22 and then decided to transfer (frustrated he could not beat out RB Rodney Stewart). Ended up at South Florida where he was required to sit out the ’10 season to satisfy NCAA transfer guidelines.  Led the Bulls in rushing in ’11, recording 153-814-5 (5.3) on the ground and 15-169-1 (11.3) as a receiver in 11 games (eight starts). Did not play against Syracuse because of a concussion. Has three career fumbles in 291 touches and gained 4.8 yards per carry. 


Excellent size — thick, well-proportioned body with the bulk and run strength to pound between the tackles. Carries his weight well and usually falls forward. Quick-footed and athletic (hurdled a tackler in open field vs. Pittsburgh). Nice balance. Spins off contact. Reliable body catcher.


Builds to top speed. Cannot create for himself. Average eyes and anticipation — misses too many lanes. Indecisive at times. Gathers to cut. Limited wiggle to make defenders miss once he gets rolling downhill. Can do a better job running behind his pads and finishing with authority. Physicality as a blocker leaves something to be desired. Has underachiever traits and was never a featured back. Character and motivation need to be investigated — was entitled, lazy, out of shape and uncoachable as a young player and still thinks he is better than he is. 


A naturally talented, underachieving flash player who has grown into a big back, Scott is best-suited as a downhill runner in a gap-blocking scheme. However, his power does not run parallel with his size, and he will have to overcome concerns regarding his makeup and intangibles.

Darrell Scott's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
7.01-9.00Top 10

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