Breaking Down QB's Jacoby Brissett and Dak Prescott

Jacoby Brissett – QB – North Carolina State Brissett is a fifth year senior and a transfer from Florida. Played at Florida in 2011 and 2012. Was mainly a backup but had a few starts. Sat out 2013 as a transfer and has been the starter at North Carolina State the last two seasons. Has thrown for over 5200 yards the last two seasons, completing 60% of his passes with 43 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Size – 6040 – 233 – 4.78 (all Estimates) Strong Points – Excellent size, very strong arm, good athlete, can make all the required throws. Plays in a multi- offense from both under center and the spread. Good set up quickness, good mechanics. Is a strong runner. Adequate poise. Weak Points – Inconsistent accuracy and ball placement. Not consistently quick to read defense and find open man. Lacks a real quick delivery. More of a thrower than a passer. While he has good run skills, he lacks a good feel for pass rushers and takes a lot of hits and sacks. Just average at extending plays. Lacks top anticipation. Summation – Not many have his size and arm strength and because of that he will be given every chance to succeed. He is still developing as a quarterback. He lacks top anticipation and not a quick thinker on his feet. Can be a bit slow to find open man and lacks a quick release. Still he can make all the throws an NFL quarterback has to make. See him starting out as a three and has the potential to develop into a solid two. May never be a starter. Dak Prescott – QB – Mississippi State Dak is a fifth year senior and a true two year starter for Mississippi State. He got seven starts in 2013 but was really splitting time with Tyler Russell. Has been the true starter the last two seasons. Showed a lot of improvement from 2014 to 2015. In 2014 he completed 61% of his throws for 3449 yards 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. In 2015 he upped his completions percentage to 66% and threw for 3793 yards, 29 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. Size – 6020 – 230 – 4.69 (All Estimates) Strong Points – Size, very good athlete. Extremely competitive. Loves the game and works to get better. Strong arm. Has a very quick delivery. Vastly improved over the 2014 season. Is capable of making all the throws. Good leadership skills. Shows very good accuracy on short throws. Can extend plays with his feet and is dangerous when used as a runner. Is much improved at finding the open man and going through a progression. Weak Points – Ball placement and accuracy on mid-range and deep throws is average. Does not play in a very complex offense. Not a real touch passer. Summation – If you look at tape from 2014 and compare it to 2015, he is much improved. His decision making is better and he has a much quicker delivery. He still will force some throws but overall he is much improved. He has a “live” arm with snap in his wrist. Has a lot of tools but still in the developmental stage. Will come in as a three and should be a two his second year. May eventually be a starter but that will depend on the system and his continual development. Dak has a lot of upside but it's up to him how quickly he improves. Follow Greg on Twitter @greggabe

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