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2015 NFL DRAFT

Dak Prescott, QB

School: Mississippi State  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Haughton, LA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 230 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
6052

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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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.

Prescott 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 last season 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: Prescott is a 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.

Prescott tends to predetermine some throws and relies on a lot of back shoulder patterns, something that got him in trouble against Auburn. So his performance on the road against Alabama and Mississippi late in the season will be key to his draft stock for scouts to see how Prescott handles adversity on the road in big game situations against talented defenses who know what he brings to the table.

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.

--Rob Rang and Dane Brugler (10/15/14)

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 through six games, Prescott looks like a future top 100 pick, and possibly higher.

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10/28/2014 - Mississippi State's recent slugfests with Kentucky have taught the Bulldogs that there's no such thing as a safe lead against the Wildcats. And thanks to timely touchdowns by Dak Prescott, Josh Robinson and Christian Holmes, the nation's top-ranked team built a cushion culminating in another hard-earned victory over the Wildcats. Prescott accounted for three touchdowns, Robinson rushed for two TDs and No. 1 Mississippi State (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) held on to beat Kentucky 45-31 on Saturday. "I am very happy with the way our guys played today in a tough environment against Kentucky, which is a very good football team that gave us everything out there," Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said after a win that wasn't truly decided until Holmes' 61-yard kickoff return for the clinching touchdown with 2:22 remaining.

"My first intent was to block, but I saw he didn't kick it far enough," Holmes said. "So instead of blocking, I just received the ball and took off. I couldn't let the kicker catch me." Holmes' score on the short kick was the exclamation point in a wild game that stubborn Kentucky (5-3, 2-3) tied early and got within a touchdown another four times - the last coming on Patrick Towles' 4-yard TD run nine seconds earlier that made it 38-31. Credit Heisman Trophy hopeful Prescott and Robinson, who answered with TDs on three occasions. Prescott ran for TDs of 2 and 11 yards and hit Brandon Hill for an 8-yard TD. - AP Sports

 

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