Sometimes it’s not about how high you are drafted, but where you end up that truly determines your career success in the NFL.
For Dak Prescott being a late round pick on a talented team, will now give him the opportunity to show the entire NFL his skill set after Tony Romo’s latest injury.
Prescott believes he’s more than intelligent enough for the job.
“Knowledge-wise, I think I’m the smartest quarterback that came in this class,” Prescott recently told USA Today. “I would love to go on the board and go head to head with anybody else. That’s how I feel. That’s how confident I am.”
Prescott is extremely confident, but the biggest question entering week one, will be how he responds to leading the Cowboys offense from under center.
“The offense we ran at Mississippi State was nothing short of an NFL offense,” Prescott said. “The only thing that was different is that we didn’t go under center. I swear to you, in [pre-draft] visits, every play they showed me, I could name it. We just called it something different. At another team I visited, they ran the exact same stuff we ran.”
Prescott shined during the preseason, completing 78% of his passes for 454 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions.
Only time will tell whether Prescott, a fourth round pick, is more mentally sharp Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Paxton Lynch, Christian Hackenberg, Connor Cook, Cardale Jones and others.
Prescott looks like he’s going to get the first shot out of all the group.