How likely is it that former Vanderbilt wide receiver Caleb Scott can crack the Las Vegas Raiders roster?
The odds are stacked against Scott, mostly due to how crowded the wide receiver position is. This isn’t even factoring in the possibility of Julio Jones coming on board next month. You have Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards looking to make a bigger impact in their sophomore campaigns. In addition, you still have Hunter Renfrow who has proven to be both reliable and a favorite target of Derek Carr. Oh, and the team’s brain trust added speedster John Brown following Nelson Agholor’s departure. Yeah, it’ll be a long shot for Scott, not to mention that the Raiders also signed Willie Snead to provide another veteran presence.
What can Scott bring to the Raiders if he makes it?
Vanderbilt isn’t a football powerhouse, in fact, the last household name to come out of there was Jay Cutler. Nonetheless, the six-foot-two 203-pound wide receiver was solid in college. In his final three years at Vanderbilt, Scott accumulated 983 receiving yards, four touchdowns, and averaged 14.7 yards per reception. While he didn’t partake in special teams during his collegiate career, that’s certainly one way he could find his way onto the roster.
Scott is a big-bodied receiver that was seen as a sleeper pick back in 2018 by College Football Metrics. They also provided Scott’s Pro Day numbers which are still solid three years later.
6’2.1″/204 pounds, 4.46 40-yard, 1.50 10-yard, 4.35 shuttle, 6.58 three-cone,13 bench reps, 37.0″ vertical, and 10″4″ broad jump
If anyone can find a use for Scott it will be Jon Gruden, for now, we’ll keep having to wait and see how things develop in camp.
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