Former Michigan State DB making first career start in NFL
With Sydney Jones out with an ankle injury, Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback and former Michigan State standout Josiah Scott will find himself in the starting lineup for the first time on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Scott was drafted in the fourth round by the Jaguars, No. 137 overall, of the 2020 National Football League Draft back in April.
During his Spartan career, Scott started all 30 games while on the roster, and was a two-time All-Big Ten selection. He posted a career-high 55 tackles during his junior season in 2019, and tied for fourth in the Big Ten during the regular season with 11 passes defended – eight break-ups and three interceptions.
Scott finished up his career in East Lansing with 98 tackles, 25 pass break-ups and seven interceptions during his 30 games – all at cornerback.
Entering the draft after his junior season, Scott opted to forgo his senior year at Michigan State to turn professional.
— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) November 29, 2020