After hammering out a deal with their final pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Packers have reportedly signed their other seventh-round pick, agreeing to a deal with safety Vernon Scott.
The Packers took Scott with the 236th overall pick, which they originally acquired from the Cleveland Browns in a deal for offensive lineman Justin McCray. OvertheCap.com projects Scott’s rookie deal to be worth about $3.3 million over four years.
Scott, a 6-foot-2, 202-pound prospect, played in 26 games for Texas Christian University, recording two interceptions and two sacks along with 58 solo tackles. With the safety depth chart relatively unsettled outside of Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage, Scott could have an opportunity to compete for playing time early on and should be able to deploy his athleticism on special teams.
Although the Packers have not officially announced the signing yet, Scott did so on his personal Twitter account, tweeting out several photos of him and his family, including one of him putting pen to paper on the contract.
Officially a Packer! It’s a blessing to be here..Ever since i started my journey 6 years ago, I always visioned this but i knew it would take a tremendous amount of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice! This is just the beginning, can’t wait to get to work in Green Bay!#gopackgo pic.twitter.com/FJtD9PfXtx— Vernon Scott II (@OfficialVern_) May 30, 2020