Pro Football Focus gave Scott the seventh-best grade for guards in 2011. However, the free agent market wasn’t kind to him and he didn’t sign a deal until the Eagles came calling in the middle of the 2012 season. He didn’t rate as highly in 2013 but he brings 128 games worth of starting experience and may be the Lions best backup option with Rob Sims and Larry Warford the presumed starters.
It will be interesting to see how this situation shakes out and if it has any bearing on what happens at center. Perhaps the signings have something to do with the way the Lions view Bill Nagy and Rodney Austin – either in terms of them as prospects in general or in terms of where they best fit on the line.