We don’t know when, we don’t know how, and we can only guess what kind of awesome dance he’ll whip out when it happens, but Jordon Scott will score a touchdown in 2019.
Willie Taggart struck it big (literally) in his first and last season at Oregon with the commitment of Scott. The 345-pound, 6’1 tackle out of Largo, Florida was a three-star mainly due to his, what some would call, excessive size. However, since he’s arrived at Eugene, Fat Mac has lost 16-pounds and helped completely alter the identity of the Ducks’ defense.
Scott’s freshman year showed unlimited potential; he was nominated as one of FWAA’s Freshman All America, he made 247sports’ true-freshman all america, and was nominated by his teammates as Freshman of the Year. During his freshman year, Oregon’s rush defense improved from no. 122 to no. 25 in 2017- Fat Mac was an undeniably large part of that drastic improvement.
Highest graded true freshman interior defensive linemen since we began our college grading pic.twitter.com/cTfZRoAJFv— PFF College (@PFF_College) June 19, 2018
The reign of Fat Mac has delivered a bounty of memorable moments on the field. The sophomore has played in all 26 games during his career as a Duck, and during that time has tallied 63 total tackles, 34 solo, eight tackles for a loss, 3 sacks and a batted pass.
Perhaps his most memorable moment took place against the hated huskies, when Scott seemingly pushed back the entire offensive line on a 4th-and-short QB sneak. In a game that ultimately ended in an overtime Duck victory, Scott’s effort resulted in a Browning fumble on a broken play. The nose tackle was spectacular the whole game.
Of course, in order for Scott to make some Piesman noise he will need to transform from Fat Mac to the Mini Fridge - in other words, he will need to score.
We know it will happen, but what will the play look like? Will it be a scoop and score off a fumble (perhaps ripped out of a QB’s hands by a blitzing Kayvon Thibodeaux)? Will Scott have the stamina and wherewithal to combine a goal-line sack with a TD fumble recovery? Or will we be lucky enough to see a Fat Mac pick-six?
For a man his size, these feats may seem unobtainable, but anyone who questions his athletic ability doesn’t know Mac! Below is an example of Scott defying the odds (and gravity.)
Jordon Scott has already proven himself as one of the most valuable members of this Oregon squad. He has been a vocal recruiter, leader, and Duck fan. If a Piesman isn’t in Scott’s future, than only a Heisman will suffice.
And for those of you that need a refresher, here is an SB Nation Article highlighting past Piesman glory!
Good morning, here are dozens of the greatest Piesman plays ever https://t.co/2gzJgsnEIu— Piesman Trophy (@piesmantrophy) July 31, 2018