Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott is trying his best to convince teams he can be a team leader and the Philadelphia Eagles took a unique approach to test the quarterback’s composure.
Prescott told Chase Goodbread of NFL.com that the team organized a mock press conference to grill the former All-SEC quarterback.
“They wanted to get a feel for how I would represent the team,” Prescott told Goodbread. “Obviously as a quarterback, you’re going to be the face of an organization, so it was important to them to see how I would react to different questions. That was the most unique thing I’ve done (at a visit).”
Prescott was arrested for driving under the influence in March, and said that it was the subject of at least one question during the mock press conference. But he said he received positive feedback for how he handled the test.
“They also threw in some football questions about plays they run, so it varied,” Prescott said to Goodbread. “I think the idea was to see how I would handle myself in an unpredictable situation. When I was done, they said I did a really good job.”
Prescott earned the MVP award at the Senior Bowl in January and is one of only two players in SEC history to throw for at least 70 touchdowns and rush for more than 40, joining former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.