The SEC is always producing top NFL talent, and this year is no exception.
According to Pro Football Focus, two of the league’s top rookies came from SEC schools this season, with Dak Prescott coming in at No. 2 and Keanu Neal coming in at No. 7 on their top 10 rookies entering week 11 list.
Prescott, the former Mississippi State quarterback, has had a fantastic year at the helm of the Dallas Cowboys, driving them to an 8-1 record and earning the starting job over Tony Romo, who missed the first 10 weeks of the season with an injury.
Prescott has thrown for 2,339 yards and completed 66.8 percent of his passes. His 106.2 passer rating ranks 10th in the NFL and eclipses Robert Griffin III’s rookie record of 102.4, set in 2012.
Neal, the former Florida safety, has played well in 8 starts with the Atlanta Falcons this season. According to Pro Football Focus, Neal has been the most targeted safety in the NFL with 52 targets but has only given up 32 completions. Neal also leads the Falcons with 65 tackles and is tied with Vic Beasley with 4 forced fumbles.