A 37-year-old streak in Mississippi State football history could come to an end very soon.
As early as the second round Friday night, former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott could become the first Bulldogs passer to be taken in the draft since 1979.
The last Mississippi State quarterback to earn the honor was Dave Marler who was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 10th round of the 1979 draft. Marler never played an NFL game — he played five seasons in the CFL — but Prescott aims to have a better outcome.
Prescott worked out with the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, and the Denver Broncos, according to a report from The Clarion-Ledger’s Michael Bonner. Buffalo has a late second-round pick (No. 49 overall), but Dallas, who visited with Prescott the most, picks at No. 67 in the third round.
Multiple teams are in the market for a backup quarterback in the next two rounds and ESPN’s Adam Schefter indicated Prescott’s stock was rising prior to the first round Thursday.
QB getting the least amount of buzz who is likely to go higher than people expect: Mississippi State's Dak Prescott.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 28, 2016
It appears that it’s only a matter of time before Mississippi State’s 37-year quarterback drought ends.