Several former high-profile college football players will be present at the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday night. Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott will not be one of them.
Prescott, a projected mid-round pick, will watch the NFL Draft unfold from a fishing boat.
“I asked him if he wanted me to throw a big party,” Rick Roberts, Prescott’s agent, told Parrish Alford of the Daily Journal. “He told me, ‘I’m going to wet a hook somewhere.’
“He’ll watch the draft in between fishing,” Roberts said. “That’s Dak.”
Prescott is currently the No. 7-ranked quarterback by both CBSSports.com and NFL.com, though Roberts thinks Prescott could — and should — be selected earlier than projected.
“When you break down the top four to five quarterbacks, Dak is right in that pack with them. It depends on the offense you run and the offensive coordinator you have, but he could easily be as successful or more than any in the draft this year,” Roberts said, according to the Daily Journal.
Once viewed as player without any off-the-field issues, Prescott’s recent brush with the law could prove impactful to his draft stock, though not by much.
Prescott’s DUI misstep in March was a rare occurrence for the former Bulldog and an incident he has taken responsibility for.
The first round of the NFL Draft airs Thursday night on NFL Network, followed by the second and third rounds Friday evening. Saturday will conclude the draft with rounds four through seven.