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Draft Scout Scott Vallone News
08/31/13 - DT Scott Vallone was waived by the Patriots Friday.
08/20/13 - DT Scott Vallone was waived by the Patriots.;
03/19/13 - 2103 Rutgers Pro Day: Former Rutgers defensive tackle Scott Vallone made one more pitch to NFL scouts last week at the 2103 Rutgers pro day. Vallone went out and enjoyed a solid all-around performance in the various combine events. "I think I did well, showed some explosiveness, showed some quickness," Vallone said. "They got me 4.4 in the shuttle, 9-foot-5 in the broad [jump], good things. I'm just trying to affirm what's on the film and get an opportunity." Vallone also checked in at a solid 281 pounds. "I wish not so much stock was put into it," Vallone said of his weight. "There's times where my size was to my advantage and disadvantage."
In the bench press portion of the day, Vallone repped 225 pounds 22 times. "Coming off that shoulder surgery, I think I really got the opportunity to get that shoulder stronger," he said. "I was pretty happy with that. I think the average is like 28 at the combine so obviously you'd like to get that number. But I'm happy with what I had, especially being an undersized guy."
Vallone also heard good things from the large contingent of NFL scouts. "The first thing they say about me is high motor, plays with good technique, quick I would think. But it sticks out on film playing with that motor and playing hard," Vallone said. "I wish I got a little more credit for the skill and craftiness and speed and strength that I have. But that's okay, motor sticks in the NFL." - Bobby Deren, ScarletNation.com
12/28/12 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DL Scott Vallone is coming off a big game against Louisville, with 2.5 tackles for loss. The senior leader of the defensive line, he's a big reason why Rutgers is one of the best run defenses in the country. - The Sports Xchange
12/14/12 - He’s developed into a four-year starter and an All-Big East performer at Rutgers, one of the finest defensive players in college football. And while Vallone harbors NFL aspirations, the 6-foot-3, 275-pound lineman is no lock to play on Sundays. “I’m on the border between a late-round pick and free agent,” Vallone said. “Right now I’m just focusing on one more bowl game.”
Vallone is sixth on the team with 50 tackles, but leads the way with 12 stops for a loss. He registered 2.5 sacks and recovered one fumble. Whatever happens against the Hokies, Vallone’s time in college will be history once the final whistle sounds. He graduates this month with a degree in economics. Then he’ll transition to preparing for an NFL future.
Vallone has been invited to play in the East-West Shrine all-star football game and his performance there and at the NFL Combine will go a long way toward determining whether he’ll making a living from football. “Hopefully I won’t have to use [my college degree] for a long time,” Vallone joked. - Jason Molinet, Huntington Patch