Da'Rel Scott is fast. Real fast. We know that. Can he outrun his competition for a roster spot on the 2013 New York Giants? We don't know that. Scott is up next as we continue our player-by-player breakdown of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.
2012 Season In Review
Scott played in only four games in 2012, carrying 6 times for 9 yards before being shelved by season-ending knee surgery. In two seasons he has 11 carries for 25 yards, 2 pass receptions for 13 yards and 14 kickoff returns (all in his rookie season) for an average of 24.4 yards per return.
Scott is likely in a fight with rookie seventh-round pick Michael Cox and, probably, veteran Ryan Torain for the final running back spot. Torain was injured during mini-camp so has not really had an opportunity to compete and could be released if he isn't healthy enough to take part in training camp.
As for Scott, he has blazing 4.34 40-yard dash speed at a solid 210 pounds but has yet to prove at the NFL level that he can do more than run fast. If he is going to make the squad again, and possibly contribute as a third option in the backfield, he needs to show he knows the playbook, can stay healthy and can make plays. If he makes the roster Scott has to be considered a kickoff return option if the Giants don't want David Wilson doing that full time.