Detroit Lions Draft: A Quarterback for Every Round
By Jeff Risdon
Third Round: Dak Prescott
If you would have told me back in August that I would be touting Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott as a potential third-round pick, the most likely response would have been impolite laughter.
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But the athletic 6’2” won me over with an impressive 2015. Even though he lost four starting linemen to the NFL, Prescott worked very hard at developing his game within the pocket and becoming a more traditional type of NFL passer.
With the First Pick
He became the first Bulldogs QB to make first-team All-SEC since 1978. While his overall stats went down a little, his completion percentage jumped from 61 to almost 67 percent. His TD/INT ratio improved from 27/11 to 25/4.
Prescott fits the bill for those who want a dual-threat quarterback. He still needs to work on his ability to read defenses quicker and feel the rush. He bears some stylistic and athletic comparison to current Bills starter Tyrod Taylor. Prescott is impeccably regarded for his character and leadership.
Next: Brandon Doughty