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Travis Scott "Shocked" When Drafted by Rams
If you don't believe Scott was destined to be drafted by the NFL, consider the following: On the day Where Levi Jones and the rest of the ASU Offensive Linemen had individual workouts for NFL scouts, Scott received a phone call from coach Grimes asking him if "I could get down here in half an hour." The trip was worth the while to say the least. Scott obviously impressed the Rams, who after the workout wanted to "get their hands on as much film of me as they could." Ironically, Scott felt that he got more interest from the Kansas City Chiefs and The Minnesota Vikings. "Those teams called me a lot in the last couple of months."
As Sun Devil fans may recall, Travis had to leave the Football team due to personal reasons in the 2000 season. Once Dirk Koetter became the ASU head coach, Scott was granted permission to be accepted back on the team. "That's why today makes it that more special." Says the offensive lineman "I didn't get along with the Snyder Staff, but I was very luck to play for such great coaches like Koetter and Grimes. I'm grateful they accepted me back to the program. A lot of fans talked trash about me leaving and coming back, and I even got into to it with some of the players. But once I proved myself in spring ball, I was more accepted." Scott won't be the only Sun Devil on the 1999 Super Bowl champs roster " I look forward to playing with Adam Archuletta. We didn't always get along at ASU, but I'm sure we both can put the past behind us."
The Hollywood like draft story continues for Scott, with a visit to St. Louis on Thursday so he can be introduced with the other Rams' draftees. This will be followed by a team mini-camp in May. And if you're expecting this draft pick to hold out, think again. "I told my agent that I just wanted a fair contract, but I'm also just happy to be in the NFL. I just want to get signed fast and prove to the Rams that they made the right choice." One can say that now it's time for the shock of Scott being drafted in the fourth round, turn into reality and translate into a successful career in the National Football League.
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