Posted May 16, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Giants ‘hot’ pick meets up with Eli Manning


NY Giants ‘hot’ pick, Maryland RB Da ‘Rel Scott, is hoping to make a positive impression on Giants QB Eli Manning. He met with Eli, TE Travis Beckham, and WR’s Victor Cruz and Michael Clayton at the Hoboken (N.J.) high school for another Manning work-out, Monday. Scott was able to impress Manning and learned some protection schemes and routes in the process. He is 5-foot-10 205 lbs. and recently ran a top 4.43 40 at the NFL Combine. He is highly-underated and explosive; his draft stock dropped (to the seventh round) due to injury and fumble issues. He did run 1,133 yards and score eight TD’s his sophomore year, and can catch the ball decent for a running back. The Giants already have Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, and D.J. Ware, but a surplus of RB’s is never an issue. ESPN interviewed Da ‘Rel after the work-outCheck out some tape on him below and read some of his feedback, courtesy espn:

“That is a big dimension I can help the Giants with, my catching ability coming out of the backfield,” Scott said. “He already mentioned I have good soft hands. It feels good for him to even comment on that.”

“I didn’t imagine it was going to be like this,” Scott said of meeting Manning for the first time while working out on a high school field. “Being a seventh-round draft choice, you kind of have to get the offense as quick as possible so I wanted him to talk me through it a little bit.”

“Obviously getting hurt my junior year didn’t help, then my senior year, we had three great backs,” Scott said. “We just shared the ball. It was lack of touches I had. We all shared the ball. That is why it [the production] dropped a little bit.” 

“Running stuff will come easy for me,” said Scott, who drove up from his hometown of Conshohocken (Pa.) and will stay in a hotel this week for the workouts. “It is more sort of protection stuff so I can get used to it.”

“They know what I can do,” added Scott, who rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns against East Carolina in the Military Bowl.“I have shown a lot of flashes of what I can do. When I get there, [I can] help special teams-wise. I can be a third-down back coming out as soon as possible. I’m working my tail off the whole training camp to see where I land there.”

Da’Rel Scott Highlights 2010:


Cecil Lammey interviews Maryland RB Da’Rel Scott at media night during the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl: