With the 137th pick in the NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Michigan State cornerback Josiah Scott.
Scott played three seasons in East Lansing. He missed time in 2018 with a knee injury that cost him the first eight games of that season.
In his three seasons, Scott appeared in 29 games, making 95 tackles and two TFL over the course of three seasons. He also picked off six passes. Three of those interceptions came in his final season as a Spartan.
Scott’s 22 passes defended rank him 23rd in Big 10 history. His nine passes defended in 2017 were good for ninth in the conference that season. Scott’s three interceptions as a junior were the second-most in the Big 10.
What the Analysts Say
Affectionately nicknamed “The Gnat” by teammates for his pesky, persistent coverage talent and playing style. He has no issues checking athletic boxes with quick feet, smooth hips and explosive speed. He has above average recovery burst and athleticism, so he should be able to make the move to the slot despite limited reps there. He lacks play strength for matchups against size and will go ankle-biting in run support in order to avoid heavy collisions. He has ballhawking traits and coverage talent is not an issue. His ability to stay healthy and overcome his size/strength limitations could be the difference between being a starting nickel or solid backup.- Lance Zierlein, NFL Network.
Scott didn’t have the best stats at Michigan State. He is athletic and could become a playmaker in Jacksonville with the right coaching. Scott will definitely have to start on special teams, and he might not actually see time at linebacker for a few years.