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Dak Prescott, QB

School: Mississippi State  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Haughton, LA
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 230 lbs.
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

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 (4/28/15)

Player Overview

After serving as running complement to pocket passer Tyler Russell for two seasons, Prescott emerged as one of the SEC's most dangerous dual-threat quarterbacks in 2014.

The frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy in 2014 before his play leveled off in SEC play, Prescott is a true dual-threat quarterback with the mobility and size to power through would-be tacklers, along with the arm talent to push the ball downfield through the air. He needs to improve his consistency and ball placement as a senior, but has a next-level future if he continues his development in 2015.

Although the Tim Tebow comparisons are often overused, Prescott has similar size, skill-set, composure and leadership as the former first round pick.

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Player News
09/28/2015 - Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes and Mississippi State's defense made four stops in the red zone to help the Bulldogs beat Auburn 17-9 on Saturday night. The victory gave Mississippi State (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) a chance to stay relevant in the league's Western Division while Auburn (2-2, 0-2) continued a freefall that began with a preseason No. 6 ranking by The Associated Press. The Tigers dropped out of the poll after last week's lopsided defeat at LSU and now they likely need to win their remaining SEC games and get help from other teams for a chance to win the division.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn sought to spark his offense earlier in the week, benching Jeremy Johnson in favor of redshirt freshman Sean White. The move didn't pay off as the Tigers converted just four of 14 third-down chances despite a good statistical showing by White. Winning for the third time in the last four series matchups, Mississippi State got another outstanding performance from Prescott, who began the night with a pair of games against Auburn in which he passed for 200 yards and ran for 100. All he needed was his arm this time, completing 29 of 41 passes for 270 yards. - AP Sports



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