Nick Scott Drafted No. 243 Overall By Los Angeles Rams
Penn State football safety Nick Scott was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft.
Scott finished off his career as a Nittany Lion with an excellent 2018 season. He ended the year with three interceptions and ranked fourth on the team with 65 tackles while serving as the team’s defensive captain.
Although he wasn’t invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Scott ran a 4.43 40-yard dash and completed 18 bench press reps at Penn State’s pro day at Holuba Hall. His 40 time would’ve ranked sixth among safeties at the NFL Scouting Combine, and his 41-inch vertical would’ve checked in as the third-best among that group.
Scott’s biggest play of the 2018 season was perhaps his interception in the fourth quarter of the Iowa game. The Hawkeyes were knocking on the door and seemed poised to take a late lead at Beaver Stadium, but Scott picked off Nate Stanley’s pass after an apparent miscommunication with tight end Noah Fant at the line of scrimmage. Penn State went on to win the game 30-24 to snap a two-game losing streak at Beaver Stadium.
Scott will join a Rams team that won the 2018 NFC Championship and a defense that allowed just 13 points to the Patriots in the Super Bowl. He’ll join a group of safeties that includes John Johnson and Lamarcus Joyner, who started 16 and 15 games last season, respectively.
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