Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott has made it. Prescott was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Prescott was taken for his dual-threat capabilities, which he put on display often at Mississippi State. He threw for 3,793 yards and with 29 touchdowns and only five interceptions last season. Prescott also rushed for 588 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Prescott is one of the most decorated players in school history and led the Bulldogs to an incredible 10-3 season and a brief stint atop the Associated Press rankings in 2014.
He also broke a 37-year drought for the school. Mississippi State hasn’t had a quarterback drafted since Dave Marler in 1979
Scouts have noticed Prescott’s improvement as a passer, but he is still a work in progress. Scouts also worry about Prescott’s mileage, as he took a beating last season in Starkville.
Prescott could be the heir to quarterback Tony Romo in Dallas. The Cowboys have been searching for a competent backup for Romo, who broke his collarbone last season. Prescott could be the next Dallas QB in a few years, but likely won’t see the field as a starter right away.