The Rams drafted their third defensive back of the 2019 NFL Draft in the seventh round, selecting safety Nick Scott out of Penn State.
But Scott could see time on special teams sooner than later once he arrives in Los Angeles. According to general manager Les Snead, the Rams nabbed one of their top prospects for the unit at No. 243 overall.
Here are three things to know about Scott:
1. COACH FASSEL's FAVORITE
Snead's move to add Scott with the first of two seventh-round picks likely put a smile on the face of special teams coordinator John Fassel.
In his introductory phone call with the Los Angeles media, Scott shared a story of Fassel staying true to his word following their conversation while the Penn State product sat out the NFL Combine in February.
"He said, 'Hey Nick I'm looking at your film and I'm extremely surprised that you're not here right now,'" Scott recalled. "We've been in contact ever since then and he told me he was going to draft me and kept his word."
Scott spent two seasons as the Nittany Lions' special teams captain. He was named the team's Special Teams Player of the Year as a freshman.
2. FORMER RB
Scott stepped on campus at Penn State as a top-100 running back recruit and top-25 athlete on national lists. After a redshirt freshman season, Scott moved to safety with the arrival of future first-round draft pick Saquan Barkley. He started all 13 games on defense and picked off three passes in his final college season.
The Los Angeles Rams selected Penn State defensive back Nick Scott with the 243rd pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.
3. ULTIMATE TEAMMATE
Scott won with the Big Ten's sportsmanship award, as well as the team's Captain's Award, and Bob Mitinger Memorial Award before declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft. According to Penn State's website, the Bob Mitinger Memorial Award is awarded to 'an ultimate teammate who exhibits courage, character and social responsibility'.