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Dak Prescott | Quarterback

Team: Mississippi State Bulldogs
Age / DOB:  (21) / 7/29/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230

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Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott received a grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board but declined to disclose it to the media.
"I don't think it's any more round," Prescott said. "Just what I feel (is) best for me, what I feel more comfortable doing." The signal-caller said in October that he would enter the draft if he were projected as a first-rounder, and would consider it if he were projected as a Round 2 or 3 pick. He said his thinking has changed, now, though we're guessing the committee told Prescott that he isn't projected to go in the first- or second-round. "I still have another year to come back and improve, get better if I need to," Prescott said. The deadline to declare early for the draft is Jan. 15. Dec 20 - 7:39 PM
Source: NFL.com

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Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott requested feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

Prescott is listed as a second-round pick by CBS, so there's definitely a chance that the board grades him the same. We see in Prescott a developmental prospect who ought to return to school next year to work on his passing mechanics. "Even Cam Newton had to prove himself as a passer, and Prescott's arm isn't close to Newton's," ESPN's Mel Kiper recently wrote. "Staying in Starkville would let the junior refine his throws and be better positioned for the 2016 draft." The deadline to declare early for the draft is Jan. 15.
Dec 15 - 6:58 PM

Mississippi State and Georgia Tech will play in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31.

Tech's (potentially) best prospect, receiver DeAndre Smelter, will not play after having surgery on his knee. Mississippi State on the other hand has a number of prospects, including Dak Prescott, redshirt junior running back Josh Robinson, defensive end Preston Smith and linebacker Benardrick McKinney.
Dec 8 - 10:55 AM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott completed 22-of-37 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's setback versus Ole Miss.

He added 48 yards rushing and a ground score. Earlier this season, Prescott was one of the draft's fastest-rising prospects. That talked has cooled, and now Prescott is viewed as what he is: A developmental prospect who ought to return to school next year to work on his passing mechanics. "Even Cam Newton had to prove himself as a passer, and Prescott's arm isn't close to Newton's," ESPN's Mel Kiper recently wrote. "Staying in Starkville would let the junior refine his throws and be better positioned for the 2016 draft."
Dec 1 - 6:59 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott's "bruising running isn't valued in the NFL," according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"His passing has improved, but his bruising running isn't valued in the NFL," Kiper wrote. "Even Cam Newton had to prove himself as a passer, and Prescott's arm isn't close to Newton's. Staying in Starkville would let the junior refine his throws and be better positioned for the 2016 draft." Returning to school is definitely the right call for Prescott. Passing mechanics must be worked on, as well as comfort level with bullets flying around inside the pocket.
Nov 27 - 5:00 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott completed 16 of 21 attempts for 193 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 51-0 win over Vanderbilt.

Prescott was not relied on in the running game, but he did compile 30 yards and a touchdown. The Prescott to NFL buzz has cooled off a bit as the season has gone on, as it should. What Prescott needs ot show next season is consistent success inside of structure while being pressured in the pocket.
Nov 23 - 12:41 PM

Pro Football Focus graded Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott at -2.2 in the school's loss to Alabama.

Gordon McGuinness notes "on passes 10 or more yards downfield (Prescott) completed just five of 16 for 107 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions." Prescott is more successful as a runner than as a passer right now, but he has flashed intermediate and downfield success. The other question is how he will hold up in a crumbling pocket against consistent pressure.
Nov 18 - 10:40 AM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks noted that Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott's stock "took a tumble over the weekend."

Prescott was picked off three times by Alabama. Brooks observed that "the fact that he struggled to string together completions in key moments suggests he didn't have a clear understanding of where to go with the ball at times." The NFL.com analyst also pointed out that Prescott's issues with accuracy "lead to questions about his ability to deliver pinpoint passes into tight windows." Prescott is a great runner for somebody who is 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, but his pocket-passing has looked increasingly questionable as the season's progressed. He has thrown eight interceptions in his last five games.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 17 - 8:19 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang noted that Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott's critics will have "plenty of ammunition" to work with after the quarterback struggled against Alabama on Saturday.

Prescott threw three interceptions in the contest. Rang wasn't impressed by much. "Though he completed 27 of 48 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns against the Tide, Prescott's numbers were skewed by a few swing passes to running back Josh Robinson and desperation throwing in the second half," wrote the draft analyst. Rang also noted that all three of Prescott's picks came at critical times during the game, when the team was driving. Prescott hasn't decided on the draft yet. According to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Prescott is waiting to see what kind of draft grades he'll get. Given that he's thrown eight interceptions in his last five games, those grades might not be as high as he was hoping for.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 16 - 5:29 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott completed 27-of-48 passes for 290 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Saturday's 25-20 loss to Alabama.

To be fair to Prescott, a late fourth quarter interception near the goal-line wasn't completely his fault, as the pass was tipped. The others were just bad decisions by the junior, including an ugly pick on a low throw in the second quarter. Prescott's second touchdown was a meaningless score with just seconds to go in the fourth. While Prescott was able to rush for a team-high 82 yards, he averaged just 3.7 YPC. It's a disappointing performance and continues a downward trend for Prescott. He's thrown eight interceptions in his last five games after throwing just two in his first five. Prescott's passing has improved from last season, but the 6-foot-1, 235-pounder is not a polished thrower yet and too often locks onto reads.
Nov 15 - 7:38 PM

CBS Sports' Dane BRugler notes that Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott "tends to predetermine his throws and has the bad habit of locking onto his targets, missing open reads downfield."

"He deserves credit for the positive steps he's 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," Brugler writes. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Prescott has worked on his skill set as a passer and is the main reason for the Bulldogs success this year. Brugler notes that "NFL scouts have taken notice of his improved abilities as a passer."
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 13 - 2:17 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban said that Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott reminded him of former-Gator Tim Tebow.

The Tebow comparison is an easy one for people to make, as both Tebow and Prescott have large frames and the ability to bull-rush the opposition. Prescott is 6-foot-1, 235 pounds. Tebow was listed at 6-foot-3, 236 pounds. "He's a big, physical runner. He kind of reminds me of Tebow in a lot of ways, but he's also a very, very good passer." NFL.com's Gil Brandt went further, calling Prescott a "much better" NFL prospect than Tebow, calling the junior perhaps the most improved player in CFB.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 11 - 7:09 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott completed 14-of-23 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's romp over Tennessee-Martin

The 206-yard passing effort gave Prescott a school-record 9th game with more than 200 yards in the air. Prescott's most impressive play came via his feet, though. After stepping back to pass in the second quarter, Prescott pulled the ball down and raced 48 yards up the left sideline for a touchdown. The junior had been in a walking boot and battling an ankle sprain after last week's win over Arkansas. Prescott's wheels looked fine on the long run.
Nov 9 - 3:30 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott has shed the walking boot he wore leading up the game against Arkansas.

Prescott and head coach Dan Mullen laughed off the seriousness of the boot at the time, but Prescott was noticeably limping during the contest against the Razorbacks. He did carry the ball 13 times in that game, and picking up yards on the ground is a critical piece to his effectiveness.
Nov 8 - 9:11 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that "recent word" was that Mississippi redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott had not yet made a decision about declaring for the NFL Draft.

"Evidently he’ll wait and see what type of grade he receives from scouts once the regular season has concluded then move through the information gathering process," wrote Pauline. Prescott's thrown for 2,025 yards to go with 16 touchdowns. In terms of how he's seen by scouts and analysts, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote last month that "Prescott has evolved into a much better passer than last season," though he's still a ways off from being NFL-ready with the arm.
Nov 7 - 4:19 PM