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Should we pursue Trevor Scott of the Raiders


Much has been said about the disappointing pass rush that our current OLBs have generated this season gone. With not a huge amount of cap space, a potential free agent target could be Trevor Scott of the Oakland Raiders

Taken in the 6th round (No169) in the 2008 draft, Scott ended up being the most productive DE taken that year finishing the season with 5 sacks. The following season he contributed 7 sacks. The 6ft5, 256lbs Scott who ran a 4.54 at the combine was then shifted to LB in the Raiders 4-3 defensce

Installed as a linebacker in 2010, Scott started 10 games as an SLB until he was sidelined with an ACL injury which resulted in him being placed on injured reserve. This season gone, changes to the Raiders roster have led to him having a diminished role, with the Raiders seemingly not certain whether to use him on the defensive line or in the linebackers.

Whilst not the 'sexiest' signing, Scott clearly has the skills to not only rush the passer but also drop into coverage as required. He would not cost a great deal to add to the roster, but the New York state native could quite easily become a gem. He is the sort of player successful teams pick up for very little and uncover outstanding production from. With Maybin, Thomas and Westerman free agents and with Ware having maybe lost a step, OLB is a position where we may need to look to both Free Agency as well as the draft
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