Round 4 pick 135

After a very successful senior season at Mississippi State. Dak Prescott graduated and decided to enter the 2016 NFL draft. Most NFL analysis had him listed as the 6th best quarterback in the draft. He was behind some elite quarterbacks like Jared Goff, Paxton Lynch, Connor Cook, Carson Wentz, and Christian Hackenberg. Dak trained in the spring for the NFL Combine. The NFL combine is an invite only event held in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the combine the best college players showcase their talent in numerous drills and tests. Dak Prescott ran a 4.79 40 yard dash, jumped a 9’8” broad jump, and had a 32.5 inch vertical. He looked good in the passing drills and had a good combine overall. However, even with the combine results being in his favor his draft stock remained unchanged. Dak then threw at the Mississippi State Pro Day where he also threw well. He didn’t attract much attention because he wasn’t ranked high on any analysis’s top quarterback board. On Thursday, April 28 2016 it was the NFL draft, the draft lasts 3 days. Players who are likely to be selected in the first round are invited to day one of the draft. Dak was not invited. He was projected to be a mid-round draft pick. That projection was somewhat accurate, he drafted in round 4 with the 135th pick but seven quarterbacks were taken before him. That was a surprised to Dak since he was ranked the 6th best quarterback. The Dallas Cowboys selected him and although Dak was mad about being passed up so many times in the draft he was thankful for the opportunity and ready to get to work.2016_NFL_Draft_logo.svg

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  1. I’m not the biggest football fan and know very little about the subject but I enjoyed the article! Very well written. It must have been a rough time for Dak not getting picked right away as he thought he would. It definitely builds character when you’re knocked down a few levels. In the end he still made it big!

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