2015 NFL DRAFT

Dak Prescott, QB

School: Mississippi State  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Haughton, LA
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Mock Draft Expert Analysis

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STRENGTHS: Scouts are most impressed with his development above the neck, showing above average awareness as a passer, recognizing things quickly and working through his progressions to easily load and fire.

Displays an ability to use his eyes and hold defenders and has a quick memory to move on from mistakes and not let the negative plays linger. Overall, he has a much more natural feel in the passing game than in 2013 and appears in complete control of that offense.

When he does step into his throws, Prescott can deliver strikes. He's a very dangerous runner, combining aggression, agility and the power to break arm tackles.

WEAKNESSES: Work in progress as a passer but has a live arm and good field vision. His footwork is inconsistent and he loses accuracy when his feet are not set.

Tends to predetermine some throws and relies on a lot of back shoulder patterns, something that got him in trouble against Auburn and Alabama. Has not shown the consistency to lead his team through the air in tough road environments when the ground game is shut down.

COMPARES TO: Tim Tebow, ex-Broncos, Jets, Patriots - It is the natural comparison, beyond just the connection to Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, who was Florida's offensive coordinator when Tebow was in Gainesville. Although Prescott has a slightly better arm and more consistent mechanics, he and Tebow grade similar in several categories, including composure, mobility, power and leadership.

IN OUR VIEW: Evaluators knew he was a bruising runner, using his size, quickness and toughness to run over defenders, but Prescott has shown a much improved feel in the passing game, displaying anticipation, decisiveness and above average awareness to recognize things quickly and react accordingly. He deserves credit for the positive steps he has taken, but a lot of evaluators aren't sold quite yet as Prescott tends to predetermine his throws and has the bad habit of locking onto his targets, missing open reads downfield.

--Rob Rang and Dane Brugler (11/18/14)

Player Overview

After serving as running complement to pocket passer Tyler Russell the past two seasons, Prescott has emerged as one of the SEC's most dangerous dual-threat quarterbacks in 2014 now that he has the starting position all to himself.

Prescott could benefit from another year of SEC staring experience in 2015 and the second half of this season is crucial to his NFL grade, but based on his body of work and performance thus far, Prescott looks like a future top 100 pick, and possibly higher.

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03/10/2015 - Mississippi State QB Prescott injured in spring break attack...Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and two teammates sustained minor injuries Monday when they were attacked in Panama City Beach, Fla., the university told the (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger. According to school spokesman Bill Martin, Prescott, backup quarterback Damian Williams and defensive lineman Torrey Dale were the subject of an unprovoked attack by a group of men while attending a Waka Flocka concert. Published photos showed Prescott with facial cuts, but reportedly none of the three Bulldogs players was badly injured and none went to a hospital. Panama City Beach police told media outlets Monday that no arrests were made.

Prescott tweeted, "Thanks for all the Concerns and Prayers! I'm okay and ready to get back to Starkville. Ignorance happens! Be safe on Spring Break!" Dale posted on Twitter, "It's what comes with the game, we wear the big name:..#itsexpected we're good though" Prescott announced in January that he would return to school this fall for his senior season even though NFLDraftScout.com projected him as a second-round pick this year. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder led the Bulldogs to the No. 1 ranking in the nation for five weeks this season and finished the year with 3,449 yards passing, 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He added 986 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground. - The Sports Xchange

 

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