The Eagles will host Arizona QB Matt Scott for a private workout later this month according to Tony Pauline.
Scott and Foles actually competed head to head for the Wildcats starting job back in 2009, a competition that Scott actually won initially. However, after he struggled early in the year Foles took the job over and never relinquished it.
This past year, when Scott got the nod to start again, he made the most of it completing 60.3 of his passes for 3,620 yards, 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 12 games for the Wildcats. He also flashed some magic at the end of the season when the threw for 2 TDs in the final :42 to upset Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl.
While they both hail from the same school, Scott and Foles are very different QBs. Foles (6-6, 245) is much bigger than Scott (6-2, 213), but what Scott gives up in size he makes up for in athleticism. He runs the 40 in the 4.6s and rushed for 1,138 rushing yards & 7 TDs in college.
Tony Pauline reports that Matt Scott "blew up" his pro day today (the Eagles were not there BTW) and says that pro scouts are now telling him that Scott could be a 3rd round round pick.
Scott has really been on the rise since the end of the season as he's more or less nailed the pre-draft process. He was the consensus best QB during East-West Shrine game practice, had a very impressive combine and now has evidently had a great pro day. There's no doubt that his performances over these past few months have scouts going back for Arizona film to see what they may have missed on Scott.
As I said, the Eagles did not attend the Arizona pro day, but they were in attendance at several other workouts this week.
28 teams at TCU's Pro Day, including 3 position coaches. Eagles WRs coach, Steelers and Dolphins LBs coaches.— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) March 7, 2013
Mississippi State DT Client DeWayne Cherrington spent lots of time with Eagles, Colts, Ravens, Giants, Chiefs and Jaguars at #NFLProDay— Travis Martz (@BusinessArena) March 7, 2013
USU = Utah State
Scouts from Browns, Raiders, Dolphins, Chargers, Colts, 49ers, Broncos, Panthers, Seahawks, Eagles and BC Lions are at USU's Pro Day.— Wade Denniston (@wdbowler) March 7, 2013
The Dolphins do not have a scout at USF Pro Day. Falcons, Giants, Eagles, Bucs, Broncos, Raiders, Chiefs, Browns, Titans, Colts, Panthers— Josh Appel (@JoshAppel) March 6, 2013
Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles were all in attendance to watch Alcorn State's Pro day today— Damond Talbot(@drocksthaparty) March 4, 2013