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2016 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State

2016 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State

By Lijah Spencer (@tweaked74)
Tonight in scouting notes we look at a player who many people love, but just as many people feel strongly the opposite about him. As always, these notes are based off from previous year’s film, and will precede the full scouting report which will come later this season. Here are my notes: 

Dak Prescott. QB. 6’2. 230 Lbs. (RS Senior) Mississippi St.

The Positives

1) Has decent running ability

2) When fundamentals are good, can make accurate throws

The Negatives

1) Has a somewhat unorthodox throwing motion

2) Inconsistent fundamentals, and thus accuracy is very inconsistent

3) Seems to struggle going through his progressions

4) Has just OK size

5) Has just OK arm strength

Dak Prescott is a QB who has had quite a bit of college success, his team last year was ranked #1 for a portion of the season. His throwing motion is a bit out of the norm, at times it looks like he is throwing a shot put instead of a football, and his arm strength is ok but not great. There are times that he sets his feet, squares his hips, and makes a very accurate throw. But there are maybe more times where he doesn’t. He will throw from all angles, and this is when his accuracy really struggles. He can hit a receiver in stride 20 yards down the field, and on the very next play he can over throw a wide open player by 20 yards. Prescott sometimes seems to struggle to correctly read a defense, at times throwing into triple coverage. He also has a tendency to throw the ball blind while being sacked, resulting in turnovers or near turnovers, sometimes it is better to just take the sack. He is a fairly mobile QB and does have the ability to throw on the run. Unless Prescott corrects some fundamental issues and maybe improves his throwing motion, even with another successful season, I see him as a mid to late round pick and a developmental player at the NFL level.

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Ace Sanders has been suspended by the NFL for the first 10 games

Former Jacksonville Jaguars draft pick Ace Sanders has been suspended by the NFL for the first ten games of the season according to Field Yates.

@FieldYates: Former Jaguars WR Ace Sanders – now a free agent – has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2015 season.

Sanders was drawing interest from several teams but that might be out the question now.

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Patriots have waived two lineman today; One Offensive and One Defensive

Today the New England Patriots waive two players according to the waiver wire. The team waived both Offensive lineman Kevin Hughes and defensive lineman Vince Taylor.  

@shalisemyoung: via #NFL transaction wire, #Patriots waived OL Kevin Hughes (injured) and DL Vince Taylor (failed physical)

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Eagles lose LB Travis Long for the year to injury

Today the Philadelphia Eagles lost outside linebacker Travis Long for the season. According to Jeff McLane Long tore his ACL.

@Jeff_McLane: #Eagles OLB Travis Long tore his left ACL again. He’s done for the season, sources said.

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Chargers have signed defensive tackle Luther Robinson

The San Diego Chargers announced the signing of DT Luther Robinson on Monday.

Today the team placed Tenny Palepoi on the injured reserve ending his season.

Robinson, 24, signed on with the Packers after he tried out for the team in May of last year after going undrafted out of Miami (FL). 

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