Bernard Scott #34 RB
Height: 5-10 Weight: 195 Age: 29
Born: 2/10/1984 Wichita Falls , TX
College: Abilene Christian
Experience: 5th season
High School: Vernon HS [TX]; Wichita Falls HS [TX]
Selected By: Cincinnati Bengals
Pick (Overall): 36 (209)
NFL scouts will say Scott is not really fast, big or strong. But he is simply one of the most productive runners in college football history.
The 2008 Harlon Hill Trophy winner and two-time AP Little All-American rushed for 4,321 yards and 63 touchdowns from 2007-08, adding 93 receptions for 1,391 yards and 10 scores. That doesn't even take into consideration his All-American 2006 season at Blinn JC (1,892 yards, 27 TDs) and a freshman year (played at Central Arkansas, from which his current ACU head coach came) in which he gained 1,026 yards and 11 touchdowns. Had an arm span of 31 3/4 inches and a hand span of 9 1/2 inches at the combine.
However, his checkered past may catch up with him. He was kicked off his high school team for being part of a fight off campus, dismissed from Central Arkansas for - among other things - hitting a coach and has had multiple additional run-ins with police.
Scott's combination of excellent vision and quick feet make him a fourth-round talent. But character issues will require a strong recommendation of Scott's improved maturity (he did turn 25 in February) from coaches. That could get him a late-round selection or priority free agent call.