Feature Spotlight: Jordon Scott
Pos: DT H: 6’1” W: 322
Hometown: Largo, FL (Pinellas Park HS)
From west Tampa to the north-western coast of the United States, Jordon “The Mini Fridge” Scott took his talent for eating up blocks cross-country to Eugene. A consensus three-star prospect, Scott, was born to play nose tackle in Oregon’s base 4-3 scheme. Tabbed as the No. 51 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN, players, coaches and fans immediately took notice of the big man locking down the middle.
Scott’s impact on the field was instantaneous as a true freshman. According to Pro Football Focus, Scott graded out as the sixth-best defensive lineman in the Pac-12 against the run, posting a grade of 83.5. As a true freshman, Scott posted one of the highest grades by an interior lineman since they began their grading.
Year two wasn’t much different for Oregon’s nose tackle totaling 29 tackles; grading out in the top 10 of Pac-12 defensive lineman against the run. Scott has been one of the more consistent and relied-upon players on the Ducks’ defense; playing in all 26 games of his career. Of the 26, Scott has started the last 24-consecutive games heading into his junior season.
From three-star to third-year starter as a junior, Scott has developed into a premier run-stopper in the Pac-12. He’ll be anchoring the Ducks new-and-improved defense under first-year defensive coordinator Andy Avalos.
(2017) GP: 13 - SOLO: 20 - AST: 14 - TOT: 34 - TFL: 4.5 - SAC: 2.0 - INT: 0 - PD: 0 - FF: 0 - FR: 0 - BLK: 0
(2018) GP: 13 - SOLO: 14 - AST: 15 - TOT: 29 - TFL: 3.5 - SAC: 1.0 - INT: 0 - PD: 1 - FF: 0 - FR: 0 - BLK: 0
(Total) GP: 26 - SOLO: 34 - AST: 29 - TOT: 63 - TFL: 8.0 - SAC: 3.0 - INT: 0 - PD: 1 - FF: 0 - FR: 0 - BLK: 0
- FWAA Freshman All-American
- 247Sports True Freshman All-American
- Pro Football Focus Pac-12 Team of the Week (Week 10)
- Freshman of the Year Award (Voted on by Teammates)
- AP Pac-12 All-Conference second team
- Phil Steele Pac-12 All-Conference third team
- Coaches Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention
- Pro Football Focus Pac-12 Team of the Week (Week 7)
(2018) Week 1: W 58-24
- Statistically no doubt Scott’s best performance with Oregon. Setting a career-high in tackles, Scott made seven hits with 1.5 TFL. The “mini fridge” wasn’t so “mini” in the season opener finishing the game third on the team in tackles. Not only eating up blocks for linebackers, but eating up ball-carriers wherever he looked helping lead the Ducks to a week one barn-burner over Bowling Green.
Scott has a talent for eating up blocks. Coming in to 2019 at 6’ 1”, 322 pounds, eleven pounds less than his freshman season, you can see why he found a talent in being disruptive in the trenches. At the point of attack, Scott is good at maintaining his leverage and continuing to move his feet.
For someone of his size to be able to move as smoothly as he does shows a tremendous amount of athleticism and footwork. Losing 11 pounds in 2019 Scott could be even more disruptive along the line of scrimmage than before. being even quicker off the snap can only help when it comes to filling up running lanes for opposing running backs to hit. If that’s the case, look out for Scott to be among the top defensive run stoppers in the Pac-12 and potentially the nation.