Video: Dak Prescott's 40-yard dash at NFL Combine
Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott has been a man on a mission to prove that he’s capable of helping an NFL team as a quarterback.
His prep for the NFL Draft began with a strong showing at the Senior Bowl last month, during which he earned the Most Outstanding Player honors.
Continuing that momentum at this week’s NFL Combine is an important next step in the process.
On Saturday, he ran the 40-yard dash with fellow NFL quarterback hopefuls:
— NFL (@NFL) February 27, 2016
His unofficial results were 4.80 and 4.81 seconds in his two attempts.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 27, 2016
Dak Prescott 2nd unofficial forty: 4.81. 10 yd of 1.66
— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) February 27, 2016
While the 40-yard dash numbers are not the most important thing for NFL quarterbacks, there may have been an expectation for some that Prescott would have been a little bit faster than he showed on Saturday given his 41 rushing touchdowns during his time at Mississippi State.
Dak Prescott & Joel Stave with identical 40 times of 4.80 seconds. Career rushing:
Prescott: 2521 yards, 41 TD
Stave: -266 yards, 2 TD
— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) February 27, 2016
Still yet, NFL scouts are likely to be much more interested in how the former Bulldogs QB throws the football during on-the-field workouts.