Dak Prescott, QB
School: Mississippi State
College Experience: Senior (Age 22)
Height/Weight: 6-2/226 lbs
Projected Draft Round: 4th-5th / Actual: 4th round (135th overall) by the Dallas Cowboys
Rayne Dakota “Dak” Prescott is a guy that on and off the field people had high praise for. He had been rumored as a plausible backup for Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo and the Cowboys got their guy in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He had an outstanding junior year in 2014, breaking all sorts of school records (4,435 yards of total offense, 27 touchdown passes, 61.6 completion percentage) and he was named a finalist for the Maxwell, Davey O'Brien, Manning, and Unitas Golden Arm awards.
He helped his team to a 10-3 record. The two-time first team All-SEC pick ended up with 38 MSU records after a senior year where he won the Senior CLASS Award as the top scholar-athlete on and off the field. Prescott led the team in passing (3,793 yards, 66.2 completion percentage, 29 TD, five INT) and rushing (588 yards, 10 scores) for the second straight year in 2015, joining Tim Tebow as the only two players in SEC history to do such a thing.
Dak Prescott would be a nice change of pace for the Cowboys in terms of what Prescott brings as a quarterback. He could become the Cowboys future at quarterback after Romo retires. I profiled Prescott and I feel like the Cowboys got a good pick up especially for a team with a position that never really had solid backups.
What's being said about Dak Prescott: He has that 'it' factor; he has 'longshot franchise QB potential' https://t.co/X1rW6NUGhv— Dallas Cowboys news (@dmn_cowboys) July 4, 2016
There's a lot to like about Dak Prescott, but can he be the franchise guy for the Cowboys? https://t.co/p7hHBxxIMx— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) June 29, 2016
https://t.co/hOsEg1adO9— NATIVE/MEX/PATRIOT (@KiowaUSAMex) June 28, 2016
Three reasons Cowboys' Dak Prescott should be Tony Romo’s backup
How He Makes The Cowboys Better and Creates Problems For The Redskins
Simply put. The Cowboys are in a better position to win games with Prescott as a quarterback than anybody else they have had. Plus, if Prescott proves himself, he could see himself becoming the future of the Dallas Cowboys at quarterback. He would need to show that he is capable of it. College is so much different than the NFL.
As far how he could create problems for the Redskins, he brings a skill set to the table that Tony Romo doesn’t have late in his career. He wouldn’t be able to cause problems for the Redskins immediately but as a potential starter for the years to come, the Redskins should be worried.