2017 NFL Draft

Desmond Scott, WR

School: Duke  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Durham, NC
Height/Weight: 5-8 / 183 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
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Latest News
12/27/2012 - Scouting the Duke passing game: This is where the Blue Devils accomplish most of their good deeds on offense, with QB Sean Renfree wrapping up his career in the bowl game. Renfree is a three-year starter and he has several weapons to use in terms of pass catchers. There's record-setting WR Conner Vernon, the ACC's all-time leader in number of receptions and receiving yards. Vernon is a downfield threat, while WR Jamison Crowder has proven to be a play maker with big-time capabilities and he has taken advantage of some of the attention given to Vernon. WR Desmond Scott, a converted running back, fits in well and has been dependable. - The Sports Xchange

09/29/2012 - Backup quarterback Anthony Boone scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 11:35 left, and Duke beat Wake Forest 34-27 on Saturday for its first win in the series since 1999. Sean Renfree was 22 of 28 for 204 yards before leaving with an apparent right elbow injury. Brandon Connette finished with touchdown runs of 2 and 4 yards for the Blue Devils (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Tanner Price finished 19 of 38 for 230 yards with two touchdowns for the Demon Deacons (3-2, 1-2), but his fumble inside the Wake Forest 10 set up Duke's winning drive. Two plays after Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo forced the fumble, Boone took a bootleg in for the go-ahead touchdown. Wake Forest netted 11 total yards on its next two possessions before C.J. France intercepted Price, and Jela Duncan stretched it to 34-20 with a 17-yard touchdown run with 2:50 left. Price hit Tommy Bohanon with a 4-yard touchdown pass with 42 seconds left to pull the Demon Deacons within seven points, but Conner Vernon sealed the win by recovering the ensuing onside kick. Desmond Scott finished with 11 catches for 134 yards for the Blue Devils, who snapped an irritating 12-game losing streak in the series. - AP Sports

09/10/2012 - LOOKING GOOD: The move involving WR Desmond Scott has proved to be a productive one. After three seasons as a running back, Scott has made a transition to receiver for his final season. He recorded a career-high 11 receptions against Stanford, accounting for 83 receiving yards. By catching on so quick as a receiver, Scott has eased some concerns about diminishing depth at the wideout position. - The Sports Xchange

08/09/2012 - KEYS TO SUCCESS: The Blue Devils need to make the most of their play-makers, and that starts with QB Sean Renfree and WR Conner Vernon on offense. This is one of the most prolific combinations in the ACC if not the country and they're capable of stretching defenses. The offense must be productive in order to counter some likely growing pains on the defensive side. If RB Desmond Scott can elevate his level of play on a regular basis, it would give another boost to the offense. The Blue Devils had breakdowns in the red zone too often last season and went away leaving too many potential points off the board. Avoiding a repeat of those trends is another area that will be vital to their success. - The Sports Xchange

06/15/2012 - Top-five Duke prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 5. RB Desmond Scott (5-9, 190)...Although he combined for just 792 rushing yards as a freshman and sophomore, Scott led the Blue Devils' ground attack both seasons. Last year, he struggled with injuries and finished second on the team with 367 rush yards, splitting time with junior Juwan Thompson. Scott was a top recruit out of North Carolina in 2009 and surprised many when he chose Duke over Georgia, Rutgers and several other prominent East Coast programs. He has 20 starts over his first three seasons, but has struggled to stay healthy even with a limited workload, averaging only 8.8 carries per game over his career. Scott is slated to be the starting running back in 2012 for the Blue Devils and has the speed and agility to give the offense a legitimate run threat. Projected as an undrafted free agent, he is also a reliable option as a receiver out of the backfield (77 career catches), but he will need to prove to NFL scouts that he can hold up with his smallish frame. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 
 

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