The seven rounds came and went — 254 picks, and 11 quarterbacks were chosen.
Former Arizona Wildcats quarterback Matt Scott was not one of them. Widely projected to be drafted anywhere from the second to the third rounds, Scott instead fell all the way out. Reasons for his drop might include size concerns (he is listed generously at 6-foot-2), concussion history (officially, had one last year) and inexperience (one season as a starter).
According to Scott’s Twitter, he will sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Frank Scelfo, a former Arizona quarterback coach, holds the same position in Jacksonville.
Scott tweeted: “Headed to Jacksonville!” and “Got a chip on my shoulder I’m coming for someone’s spot #yougonelearntoday #jaguars”.
Other Wildcats considered candidates to be drafted — receiver Dan Buckner, center Kyle Quinn and fullback Taimi Tutogi — didn’t hear their names called either, making this the first draft since 2005 without a single UA selection. It’s also the first draft sans a single Wildcat or ASU player since 1963.
Quinn tweeted that he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles, reuniting him with former Arizona quarterback Nick Foles.
Buckner is reportedly in discussions to join the Arizona Cardinals.
In a text message to the Daily Wildcat, Tutogi said, “no word yet” as for his NFL destination.