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Colts select California safety Daniel Scott with No. 158 pick in 2023 NFL Draft

Scott brings extensive experience as a safety and special teams player to the Colts. 


The Colts continued to add to their defense on Day 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft Saturday, selecting California safety Daniel Scott in the fifth round with the No. 158 overall pick. 

The 6-foot-1, 208 pound Scott totaled 207 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, seven interceptions, seven pass break-ups, three forced fumbles and one sack over five seasons (2018-2022) at Cal. Scott appeared in 49 games (28 starts) and was named a team captain during his time at Cal. 

Scott also played 661 special teams snaps in college. 

Scott ran a 4.45-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, recorded a 39.5-inch vertical and led all safeties with a 6.75-second three-cone drill and a 4.17 short shuttle. 

A native of Pasadena, Calif., the 24-year-old Scott also played basketball and baseball at St. Francis High School in Southern California. Scott participated in the 2023 Senior Bowl.

View photos of California S Daniel Scott, selected 158 overall by the Indianapolis Colts.

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