clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cowboys Undrafted Free Agents 2012: Darrell Scott Profile

The first in a series of mini-profiles of the Cowboys undrafted free agents:

South Florida RB Darrell Scott appears to be the most high profile of the Dallas Cowboys 17 undrafted free agents.

He was a beast in high school, amassing over 5,500 yards with 79 touchdowns in his junior and senior seasons. He was a 2007 Parade, SuperPrep, and USA Today high school All-American. He eventually committed to Colorado, foregoing offers from many top schools, including Texas, Florida, and LSU.

Scott never managed to break out during his college years. He posted a respectable 3.9 yards/carry his first year at Colorado, but raised controversy his sophomore year regarding playing time.

He would eventually transfer to South Florida. This past season at USF, Scott rushed for 824 yards and five touchdowns. He decided to give up his last season of eligibility and declared for the draft, where, as expected, he went undrafted.

He could add needed depth at the running back position. He only ran a 4.73 40-yard dash at the combine, but at 6'0" 231, Scott could potentially find a fit as a goal line or third and short power-back, a situation the Cowboys have struggled in over the past few seasons.

If Scott performs well in camps, he'll have a very good shot of making the roster as the third running back on the depth chart.

Video highlights from Scott's 92-yard performance against West Virginia last year:

For all the latest analysis on the Cowboys rookies, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas storystream as well as Blogging The Boys.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.