Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott’s name has been rocketing up draft boards in recent weeks, and the young prospect has drawn rave reviews at the NFL Scouting Combine this week, particularly from Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley.
Per a tweet from NFL.com, Bradley watched Prescott at the Senior Bowl last month and dubbed him “a natural leader.”
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It’s certainly interesting hearing those words come from Bradley, whose team isn’t exactly in the market for a quarterback. Jacksonville used the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft to select Blake Bortles out of Central Florida and though Bortles is prone to fumbles and interceptions, that is more attributed to issues with his offensive line. After all, we’re talking about someone who threw 11 touchdown passes his rookie year and then threw 35 last season. Thus, with Bortles’ ceiling as high as it is, it’s odd that Bradley would give such praise about Prescott, even if it was just conversational.
Either way, one thing is certain. With great size at 6-foot-2, 230 pounds and strong dual-threat abilities, Prescott has become a name to watch at the Combine this week and also in the weeks leading up to the NFL Draft.
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