If you are a college quarterback in the SEC, you probably would love to be compared to some big name guys. One name you’d probably love to hear yours in the same sentence with is Tim Tebow.
During his four seasons with the Florida Gators, Tebow helped them to appear in three SEC Championship games, win two conference championships and two BCS National Championships. He did this all while throwing for over 9,000 yards and eighty-eight touchdowns. He also rushed for just under 3,000 yards and fifty-seven touchdowns which was good enough to win him the Heisman trophy in 2007.
CBS Sports recently ranked some of the best NFL Draft-eligible players at Mississippi State. Among those players were Will Redmond, De’Runnya Wilson, Chris Jones, and Dak Precott.
Prescott has been one of the more dynamic quarterbacks in the country the last two seasons and is a dark horse for the Heisman this season.
The site made a huge comparison between Prescott and Tebow.
“The frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy last season before his play leveled off in SEC play, Prescott is a true dual-threat quarterback with the mobility and size to power through would-be tacklers, along with the arm talent to push the ball downfield through the air. He needs to improve his consistency and ball placement as a senior, but has a next level future if he continues his development in 2015. Although the Tim Tebow comparisons are often overused, Prescott has similar size, skill-set, composure and leadership as the former first round pick.”
People may say that if you look at Tebow’s career and the way it has panned out in the NFL, it isn’t so good to be compared to him. However, you can not deny what Tebow did while in college as he was easily one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC in recent memory.
Prescott has a bunch of hype to live up to. His expectations for the season are pretty high going in as he was the leader for the Heisman for much of 2014.
The Bulldogs open up the 2015 season on September 5 when they play on the road against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.
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