NFL Combine 2013 results: Matt Scott, Keelan Johnson have strong showings

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Both Matt Scott and Keelan Johnson impressed at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

The 2012 NFL Scouting Combine is wrapping up, and things were relatively quiet for the region. Arizona and Arizona State only sent three non-special teams players total to the combine: Arizona quarterback Matt Scott, Arizona State safety Keelan Johnson and Arizona State outside linebacker Brandon Magee.

None of these guys are big-name players, though all three have been considered draft-worthy talent by scouts around the Internet. Scott is possibly the most intriguing prospect. Many have called him a sleeper in a rather weak class of quarterbacks.

Scott has been projected as a late fifth-round pick or going totally undrafted, but he may have boosted his stock a little at the combine, given his athleticism.

He finished among the top players at his position in many of the drills. He ran a 4.69 40-yard dash, which was third-best behind EJ Manuel of Florida State and Geno Smith of West Virginia. He managed a vertical leap of 31 inches, a broad jump of 118 inches and ran the three-cone drill in 6.69 seconds.

By comparison, Magee had a pedestrian showing in which he only put up solid numbers in the 40-yard dash (4.74 seconds) and the broad jump (114 inches).

Then there was Johnson, who fared pretty well and may have cemented himself as a selection come draft day. Johnson finished fifth among safeties with a 4.54 40-yard dash, posted a good vertical leap at 36.5 inches, one of the best broad jumps at 125.0 inches, a good three-cone drill at 6.77 seconds (fifth among safeties) and 4.07 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle, which was third among safeties.

Many have considered Johnson a sixth-round pick at best, with some suggesting he will be an undrafted free agent. With a strong showing at the combine, he may have ensured his spot on the final day of the draft.

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