Carey Scott Draft Profile

CB CAREY SCOTT

 

The opening line of a profile on Carey Scott from Pro Football Weekly says, "All Scott is missing from his resume is experience covering big-time wide receivers." The Vikings' sixth-round cornerback from the 2001 draft will get plenty of opportunities to do that in practice against Cris Carter and Randy Moss.

With the Vikings already having selected Kentucky cornerback Eric Kelly in the third round and expecting him to compete for playing time opposite Robert Tate, Scott will probably be relegated to the role of watching, waiting and learning.

At just more than 5-foot-11 and 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, Scott has the physical tools to become a good cornerback in the NFL and with refined technique under new defensive backfield coach Willie Shaw he may get just that.

He started his college career as a safety at Kentucky State for two years, then moved to cornerback. When asked which he thought he'd play at Minnesota, he said: "Cornerback, because of my footwork." He was the second corner the Vikings took in the 2001 draft who played mostly in a man coverage defense.

Scott had 32 tackles his senior year and 10 passes defensed.


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