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Dak Prescott, QB

School: Mississippi State  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Haughton, LA
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 230 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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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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04/22/2015 - Dak Prescott is doing nothing to temper the massive expectations for his final college season. The Mississippi State quarterback completed 20 of 29 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns Saturday during the Bulldogs' spring game, spreading the ball around the field with the poise expected from a senior who's already among the school's leaders in just about every passing category. Now Mississippi State is trying to make sure the rest of the roster is capable of supporting him. The early returns look promising: De'Runnya Wilson caught five passes for 92 yards and a touchdown, and the Bulldogs' rebuilt offensive line - which will have at least three new starters next season - usually gave the quarterbacks enough time to read the field and make throws. That's good news for a program trying to improve on a breakout season that included a 10-3 record and five weeks as the top-ranked team in the country. "The expectations around the program are very, very high," coach Dan Mullen said. "This team expects to compete for an SEC championship. There's not a guy in the program who doesn't think that's going to happen."

Prescott is a major reason for that confidence. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound junior emerged as a Heisman Trophy contender midway through last season before fading down the stretch. He threw for 3,449 yards and 27 touchdowns while also running for 986 yards and 14 TDs. He considered turning professional before returning to Starkville for his senior season. He'll be guiding a fairly inexperienced team that lost several key players on both sides of the ball. "I came in each and every day (this spring) with the mindset to get better and make sure I allowed our team the chance to get better and reach their potential," Prescott said. - AP Sports



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