Jaleel Scott Selected In 4th Round By Baltimore Ravens

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Former New Mexico State football wide receiver Jaleel Scott was selected in the fourth round, pick 132, by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2018 NFL Draft. Scott becomes the first Aggie chosen in the draft since the Jacksonville Jaguars took Jeremy Harris in the seventh round in 2013. The wideout is also the highest Aggie taken in the draft since Davon House was selected in the fourth round, pick 131, by the Green Bay Packers in 2011.

The wide receiver played two seasons at NM State after transferring from Ellsworth Community College in 2016. Scott played a pivotal role in helping the Aggies make history with their first bowl appearance in 57 years.

As a senior, the Rock Hill, S.C. native started in all 13 games for NM State and recorded the only receiving touchdown in the Aggies Arizona Bowl victory over Utah State on Dec. 29. At the end of the 2017 season, Scott finished 23rd in the NCAA and second in the Sun Belt Conference with 1,079 receiving yards. The red zone threat also led the conference and was 25th in the country with nine receiving touchdowns in his final year.

Over his two seasons at NM State, the wide receiver played in 25 games and made 99 receptions for 1,362 yards with 14 touchdowns. Always one to excel against top talent, Scott recorded a career-high nine receptions and 174 receiving yards with one touchdown against Arkansas on Sept. 30, 2017.

Scott now heads to the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens organization and joins former Aggies Davon House (Green Bay Packers) and Kyle Nelson (San Francisco 49ers) at the professional level.