As someone who’s experienced plenty of highs and lows in the last two years, Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott has established himself as one of the most intriguing quarterbacks in this year’s NFL draft class.
Nevertheless, many pundits remain high on the 6-foot-2, 230-pounder — including SEC Network’s Anthony McFarland.
McFarland, a former NFL defensive tackle and two-time Super Bowl champion, told Head to Head Radio on Thursday that Prescott is this year’s Russell Wilson.
Prescott has a long way to go before reaching Wilson’s level, but there are some clear similarities between him and the star Seattle Seahawks signal caller. Like Wilson, he has a strong arm, is dual-threat quarterback, has received praise for his football intellect and is considered to be worth a Day 2 selection.
This isn’t the first time McFarland has lauded the former MSU standout. In January he tweeted, “In a QB class that a lot of people think is weak, I’d take Dak Prescott and in 2-3 years he will be better than any of these guys, #leader.”
Seattle picked Wilson in the third round (75th overall) in the 2012 draft. Prescott is expected to go in the third or fourth round, according to CBS Sports.