Dak Prescott discusses Tebow comparisons, working with NFL staff

As a member of the South squad at the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl, Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott has the opportunity to work closely with the Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff.

For a player who is attempting to gain more comfort under center, the opportunity to work with an NFL staff closely for a week is a valuable learning experience.

“It was cool,” Prescott said of working with an NFL staff. “It’s the same as any other coaching; a very energetic staff, they bring a lot of juice and a lot of excitement to practice so we had fun today while making ourselves better.”

Not only does Prescott see working with an NFL staff as an opportunity to improve now and familiarize himself with what he could see at the next level, he is smart enough to realize the relationships he builds in Mobile could benefit him in the long run as he continues to look for jobs and remain in the league.

“I’m glad we are working with an NFL team and glad we have the opportunity to pick their brain and find out exactly what they’re thinking. So I ask as many questions as I can and build relationships,” he said.

“You never know when one of these OC’s may be a head coach later down the road and want to pick me up wherever I am, so it’s all about relationships.”

Prescott has been one of the most impressive quarterbacks in Mobile throughout the first day of practice and he is attempting to forge his own path, but that didn’t stop the Tim Tebow comparisons from coming up.

For Prescott, the comparisons are more of a positive than a negative.

“That connection really just comes from the offense, the coach and maybe even the number,” Prescott said. “But, I mean, Tim Tebow is a great leader, so being compared to him… yeah, I’ll take that.”

And while being a leader like Tebow is definitely a great attribute, Prescott looks to two other current stars when it comes to drawing inspiration for his game.

“I watch a bunch of different quarterbacks, but I guess right now it’d be Russell Wilson and Cam Newton because they’ve opened the door for the dual-threat quarterback in the NFL,” he added. “They’re able to make all the throws from the pocket. They’re pocket passers first, but then have the ability to make plays with their feet.”

That’s exactly what Prescott brings to the table.

There may have been some questions about his arm entering the draft process, but Prescott is looking to silence any critics in Mobile this week. So far he is off to a good start, so it will be interesting to see if he can keep that momentum heading in the right direction.

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