Penn State safety Nick Scott is off to the west coast. The Los Angeles Rams made him a seventh round pick (No. 241 overall) in this weekend's NFL Draft. Scott becomes the sixth Nittany Lion picked, joining Miles Sanders (Eagles), Connor McGovern (Cowboys), Shareef MIller (Eagles), Amani Oruwariye (Lions), and Trace McSorley (Ravens).
Scott arrived in Happy Valley in 2014, a member of James Franklin's first recruiting class at Penn State. He was recruited as an athlete, and began his career at running back before moving to the defensive side of the ball, ultimately starting at safety in 2018. However, he made his biggest contributions on special teams. He was also a two-time captain.
At Penn State's Pro Day in March, Scott ran a 4.43 40-yard dash, a time that would have ranked sixth at the NFL Combine among safeties. He also put up 18 bench press reps at 225 lbs., and a 41-inch vertical. The latter would have placed third in Indianapolis.
In his one year as a defensive starter, Scott accounted for 65 tackles, and three interceptions. None was bigger, however, than his game clinching pick against Iowa.