AFC West view on Trevor Scott

ESPN.com AFC West reporter Bill Williamson shares his opinion on the Patriots' agreeing to terms with Raiders defensive end/linebacker Trevor Scott on a one-year deal:

"I wouldn't be surprised, 2-3 years down the road, if people are asking 'Where did they get that guy from?' He has great potential and was terrific his first two years, then he got hurt and it took him a while to get going again. I could see him being a real good rotational rusher.

"He's a high effort guy. There wasn't a lot of stability in the organization, he had a few different coordinators, so he was lost in the shuffle in a bit. Now, with the new regime which has been busy getting the cap in order and other things, they maybe didn't have as much time to address players like Scott. Chaz Schilens, the receiver who signed with the Jets, was in a similar type of situation.

"I think he could be perfect for Bill Belichick's defense as a rotational guy. He's not an every-down guy, but he has some real natural pass-rushing burst. He could be a potential steal."

Thanks to Bill for sharing his time and perspective. His work covering the AFC West can be read here.