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2017 NFL DRAFT

Dak Prescott, QB

School: Mississippi State  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Haughton, LA
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 226 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
14374-5

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.742.781.66- 32 1/29'8"4.327.11

Player Overview

After serving as running complement to pocket passer Tyler Russell for two seasons, Rayne Dakota 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, but in the right system could have a future at the NFL level.

Prescott owns 38 school records (15 career) and was a two-time All-American, two-time first-team All-SEC in 2014 and '15 after winning MVP of the 2013 Liberty Bowl.

Tim Tebow is the only SEC player who had 60 TD passes, 40 TD runs, 8,500 yards passing and 2,000 rushing yards. Head coach Dan Mullen -- who coached Tebow -- called Prescott the best player he ever coached, praised his leadership and community leaders lauded his involvement and volunteerism while at Mississippi State.

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

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)

 
 
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03/16/2016 - Former Mississippi State quarterback and NFL draft prospect Dak Prescott took two inconclusive breathalyzer tests following a traffic stop for speeding on Saturday night. Prescott was arrested and charged with speeding and driving under the influence in Starkville. His first court appearance is scheduled for April 11. Police records state that Prescott was pulled over at 12:31 a.m. and took two breathalyzer tests at 1:13 a.m. and 1:47 a.m. The first result was an "invalid sample" and the second was an "insufficient sample." He was released on bond "in good condition and without incident." The 6-foot-2, 226-pound Prescott is arguably the best player in Mississippi State history, rewriting the school's passing records and helping the program win a combined 19 games in his junior and senior seasons. - AP Sports
 

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