NFL Draft 2017 Prospect: Aris Scott
Name: Aris Scott
College: Delaware State
Position: Wide Receiver/ Return Specialist
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Aris: Smooth, Smart, Competitive.
Q: How are you going to train/prepare this offseason in preparation for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Aris: I have been training with my head strength and conditioning coach at DSU.
Q: If you could compare yourself to one current or former NFL player who would it be and why?
Aris: Keenan Allen, we are similar in size and have a similar style of play. Not too many guys at our size can move that well, and he’s also a guy that I watch and try to take from his game.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
Aris: It depends on what I’m watching, if I’m watching a defense that we are about to play, I look for habits and tells by their secondary and I look for strengths and weaknesses. If watching myself from a past game, I try to see what I could’ve done better and also grade myself on how I played.
Q: What separates you from other players at your position?
Aris: Not too many receivers can read coverages and call out defenses like me, I’m a student of the game. I used to play quarterback in HS and in prep school, so it’s like second nature. So by knowing what the defense is in, I know how to attack it.
Q: What kind of abilities would you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Aris: I’m always trying to find ways to get better. Whether if it’s physically or mentally. I’m always open to learning and giving knowledge. Also, I can do a lot, I can play receiver, return punts and kicks, run down on punt and kickoff, and do some wildcat quarterback. I’m versatile.
Q: What is your final pitch/sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Aris: All I need is an opportunity to compete at the NFL level and from there I’m never looking back. I know what I’ve done to get myself here and I know what I’m capable of with a great team and great players it will just make me that much better. I’ve been playing receiver for 3 years now and the skies the limit.