Los Angeles Chargers receiver Artavis Scott is charging towards a spot on the 53-man roster during OTAs(Organized Team Activities).
The Los Angeles Chargers finished their OTAs this week and former Clemson receiver Artavis Scott’s playmaking skills turned some heads in camp. When Head Coach Anthony Lynn stood at the podium to face the media after the fourth practice, his second question was about the second year pro.
“He’s looking good. He’s one of the young guys that did well on the special teams. We kept him here on the practice squad all year.” Lynn continued. “He knows the system, so he’s playing fast, very confident. He’s making plays. He’s going to have a chance to make the roster.”
After leaving Clemson as the all-time leader in receptions, Scott went undrafted in 2017 but joined former teammate, Mike Williams, the No. 7 overall selection, in Los Angeles as a free agent. Before being signed to the practice squad, he had an impressive showing in camp. But still fell short of making the final roster.
Although disappointed, he didn’t let that disappointment get him down. Instead, he used his time to learn from his teammates and study his playbook.
“I thought it helped me a lot with my growth as a player, being around Keenan( Allen), Geremy(Davis), Tyrell(Williams), and Travis(Benjamin), veteran guys, to just show me the ropes and how to be a pro athlete,” he also told the media. “Just getting in the playbook, learning different systems with our concepts, with our team. It was good for me to have a year under my belt and just come out here playing more confident.”
If Scott, Deon Cain, selected No. 185(2018) by the Indianapolis Colts and Ray Ray McCloud, selected No. 187(2018) by the Buffalo Bills, make their respective teams, then the trio will join Williams, DeAndre Hopkins(Houston Texans), Jaron Brown(Seattle Seahawks), Sammy Watkins(Kansas City Chiefs), Adam Humphries(Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Martavis Bryant(Oakland Raiders) to give Clemson 10 receivers in the league.
The NFL Sept. 1 cut deadline is months away but Scott’s chances of making the roster as a receiver/returner seems highly probable.
As of right now, Scott has a great chance to make the team. He is impressing in everyday he possibly can and is doing an excellent job showing out in camp.
Make sure you tune into Rubbing the Rock for more updates about former Tigers in the NFL and much more as we head into the summer.