Twitter wants everyone to stop with the Joshua Dobbs, Dak Prescott comparisons
When it’s come to discussing former Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs as a pro prospect, endless comparisons to former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott were made. Both were dual-threat quarterbacks in the SEC who boosted their stock by performing well in the Senior Bowl and impressing in team interviews.
What happened in this past weekend’s NFL Draft has only led to more comparisons between the two quarterbacks. Like Prescott a year ago, Dobbs was taken at pick No. 135. In another similarity to Prescott being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, Dobbs was selected by a team with an established, veteran starter (Pittsburgh Steelers).
On Monday’s “The Paul Finebaum Show,” college stats for the two No. 135 picks were compared side-by-side.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) May 1, 2017
Twitter was having none of it when the graphic was shared on the show’s official account:
@finebaum Delete this.
— Ty Moore (@TYMOORE14) May 1, 2017
— Blake Jacoby (@blakejacoby) May 1, 2017
@finebaum This is a bright likable kid but he no way is accurate enough throwing the football…he is a linear version of EJ Manual
— Patrick Varah (@patvarah) May 1, 2017
@finebaum Sorry but Dak is an overall better qb that played in a much tougher division.
— LT (@bama_landon) May 1, 2017
— Micky Brooks (@mborombrooks) May 1, 2017
@finebaum have you really seen SEC football? dak could actually throw the football. dobbs can't at all. dobbs will be out of the NFL in 2-3 yrs
— agocho (@ag2612) May 1, 2017
@finebaum Don't do this
— Stephen Kyle (@thatdudestevo) May 1, 2017
@finebaum He'll start for the annual 3-4 games Ben is injured. If you mean permanent starter… around the same time Romo starts for the 'boys again.
— Zachary Mangum (@zmangum17) May 1, 2017
@finebaum Dak Prescott: Former Heisman favorite
— #FineMeLater (@TurboTaylor18) May 1, 2017
@finebaum Pittsburgh has an arena football team? Who knew
— michigan ken (@bigunc1) May 1, 2017
Mississippi State's fan base being deeply offended by the Dak/Josh Dobbs comparison is on brand Mississippi State
— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) May 1, 2017
Fortunately for Dobbs, Pittsburgh isn’t basing personnel decisions off of Twitter opinions. The Steelers cut QB Zach Mettenberger, making Dobbs the current backup to Ben Roethlisberger.