Former Arizona Wildcats quarterback Matt Scott earned positive reviews during workouts Sunday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Scott was credited with an official 40-yard dash time of 4.69 seconds, third among the 13 quarterbacks who participated. West Virginia’s Geno Smith ran in 4.59 seconds and Florida State’s EJ Manuel was at 4.65.
An even more telling drill might be the 20-yard shuttle, which better tests short-area explosion and lateral quickness.
From a three-point stance, players run 5 yards to the right, 10 to the left, pivot, and run 5 more yards to the finish. Scott completed the drill in 3.99 seconds, the best time for a quarterback at the combine since at least 2006 (results listed on NFL.com don’t go back further).
Scott also was first in the three-cone drill, a good measure of change of direction. His time of 6.69 seconds was the second-best for a quarterback in the past eight years, trailing only Tim Tebow at 6.66 seconds.
Beyond the testing, Scott did well during the throwing portion of the workout.