Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, one of the nation’s top signal callers available in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft, will be featured on Jon Gruden’s Quarterback Camp on ESPN next month.
Prescott is one of seven quarterbacks selected to appear on the popular series, which enters its seventh year on the network. Prescott will head to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando to film the show with Gruden later this month. Excerpts of the visit will be featured the same day on SportsCenter, NFL Live and other shows. An official air date of the show will be announced later.
“Prescott is perhaps the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback this year,” Gruden said. “He can hurt you running or passing. He’s done it in a very difficult conference, and he’s won at a place where a lot of quarterbacks haven’t. I’ve spent some time with him before this process and he’s a bright-eyed, eager, confident talent that needs to be in the right place, but he can play.”
Notable past participants on the show include Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson and 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton of the NFC champion Carolina Panthers – in all, 10 current NFL starting quarterbacks.
Prescott drew rave reviews for his poise, knowledge and skills at the NFL Combine last week in Indianapolis. The owner of 38 school statistical records, the Haughton, Louisiana, native is the most decorated player in Bulldog history. He is one of four players in FBS history and the second player in Southeastern Conference annals to throw for 70 touchdowns and rush for 40 touchdowns in a career.
A month after being named most valuable player of the Belk Bowl, Prescott dazzled at the Senior Bowl in Mobile and earned most outstanding player honors. He’s considered one of the top five quarterback prospects heading into the 2016 NFL Draft, which will be held April 28-30 in Chicago.
Prescott is seeking to become the first MSU player selected to play quarterback in the NFL since Dave Marler was taken by the Buffalo Bills in 1979 (note: former MSU QB Don Smith was chosen to play running back by Tampa Bay in 1987).
Prescott was the recipient of the 2015 Senior CLASS Award in the fall, which goes to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in college football. He is the owner of two Mississippi State academic degrees, including a master’s degree he received in December.