Eric Scott, CB, Southern Miss
You should know three things:
- came on 30 visits to dallas
- Two pick-sixes in 2022
- East-West Pilgrimage Games participants
When you get to the sixth round of the NFL draft, it is often time for teams to start taking risks they may not have taken any time before, which is why late Day 3 picks are referred to as “flyer picks”. It is said. This counts Scott as the latest talent to enter Dallas with that designation as the Cowboys traded a 2024 fifth-round pick to the Chiefs to add a pick in the top of the sixth round (178th overall pick).
Scott isn’t known much nationally, but the Cowboys know him well, not only after watching his tape and ruling on him locally, but after one of his coveted 30 visits in April. Even after inviting him as
Scott, at 6-foot-1 and 204 pounds, isn’t a speedy cornerback, but a tall, tall talent who fits the prototype Dan Quinn (as far as defensive backs go). loves edges. What he lacks in speed, he makes up for in athletic ability, and his nearly 40″ vertical jump attests to that fact.
Combine this with an 80 ⅛ arm length and what you have is a challenging window for the quarterback trying to force the ball, with a vertical that would make it difficult for big receivers to beat him at the highest point. Is.
He transferred to Southern Miss as a three-star recruit after one season in JUCO, and will need some extra polish to make the leap into an NFL-level impact player. Make no mistake about it, this is a “developmental” pick for the Cowboys, and should not be expected to step in and compete for a role at the top of the CB depth chart, which includes Trayvon Diggs, Stefon Gilmore, DeRon Bland and Jourdan are included. Lewis.
He’s an undrafted rookie, but Quinn is confident he’ll become something important, and the Cowboys’ sixth-round selection history works in his favor.