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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 was assaulted at a recent Waka Flocka concert in Florida.
MSU defensive end Torrey Dale and quarterback Damian Williams, traveling on spring break with Prescott, were also present at the time of the attack. Details are sparse, but Prescott was apparently hit with a bottle in the head. Maroonandwhitenation.com has provided a few additional updates: "Sources confirm Dak was backed into a corner and surrounded, then jumped by a fairly large number of people. Reason is unknown." Alex Scarborough of ESPN.com tweeted that Prescott's "brother tells me he’s doing fine." Prescott enters next season as a Heisman frontrunner. Mar 9 - 11:47 PM

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Yahoo Sports’ Rand Getlin and ESPN’s Joe Schad are both reporting that Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott will return to Starkville for his senior season.

Prescott will hold a press conference on Wednesday, but that's expected to be a mere formality to this announcement. The Bulldogs' star completed 61.6 percent passes for 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this season. Because of a weak QB class, Prescott could have heard his name called on Day 2, but a gigantic senior campaign could conceivably push him into Round 1 consideration.
Jan 13 - 10:25 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott will hold a press conference on Wednesday.

Rand Getlin reports Prescott is expected to announce his return to school. The quarterback class is very weak after the top two passers in this draft, and some might have ranked Prescott third on that list.
Jan 13 - 6:06 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott completed 33 of 51 attempts for 453 yards, three touchdowns and one interceptions in the school's 49-34 loss to Georgia Tech.

Theoretically Miss State should win when putting up 34 points, but the defense allowed the Yellow Jackets to score 49. Prescott's NFL decision is still to come, but he has a long way to go in terms of winning inside and outside of structure from what is termed a "conventional" offense.
Jan 1 - 1:06 PM

Miss State redshirt junior QB Dak Prescott denied a report that said he is returning for the 2015 season.

"I don't remember making those remarks," Dak said. Now, this does not mean Prescott is declaring for the draft. Most likely he wants to take the time to think over his decision, which is due in about two weeks. After the top two, this quarterback class is barren, Prescott might receive advice saying he'd be third on the list. We are not so sure.
Jan 1 - 10:06 AM

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.
Source: NFL.com
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 07:39:00 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 06:58:00 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.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 10:55:00 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."
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 06:59:00 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.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 05:00:00 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.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 12:41:00 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.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 10:40:00 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
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 08:19:00 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
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:29:00 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.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 07:38:00 PM