Laron Scott, made a major impression this year in the Southern Conference of the FCS. Laron Scott sits at just about 5'9 and 179 pounds, but he is often forgot about. Laron Scott is not just a defensive back, he is one of the most explosive kick returners in the NCAA, this year, averaging 31 yards a return. Laron Scott exploded for 2 touchdowns on kick returns and his biggest one came when he did it against Alabama this year.
Laron Scott 95 Yard Kickoff Return for a TD (via redkees5)
I was able to watch several games this year on Laron Scott, but what impresses me the most about Laron Scott is not just his return ability. Everyone is talking about guys in the SoCon division like Ryan Steed of Furman and Corey White of Samford, but why not talk about Laron Scott of Georgia Southern especially as a defensive back?
Let's break them down and see the differences, between the three of them, to see who can bring more to your team, stats wise, we all know that Ryan Steed is a freak of an athlete, and Corey White did a great job at the Combine, but let's just compare the three to see what they have differently over last year.
Corey White - Samford - Had 5 Pass Break Ups, 4 Interceptions, 58 tackles and 2 forced fumbles, 1 TD
Ryan Steed - Furman - Had 4 Pass Break Ups, 4 Interceptions, 46 tackles
Laron Scott - Had 18 Pass Break Ups, 3 Interceptions, 53 tackles, and 1040 Kick Return Yards with 2 touchdowns
I understand that Laron Scott, is smaller, and might have better production, but what does that mean? I will tell you what it means, he is much better at coverage then what people are giving him credit for. He is a dual threat, and is not being talked about the way he should. You should check out more on this kid, because he has had more production then any Kick Returner in NCAA, over the past couple years, and is one of the main reason that Georgia Southern made it to the Championship this year and won it.