Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott said he met with the former Tampa Bay and Oakland head coach for five hours last month prior to his participation in the Senior Bowl. Some of the tips that Gruden gave must have stuck. Prescott was named the college all-star game’s most outstanding player after completing seven of 10 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown.
Prescott is trying to make the transition from operating Mississippi State’s spread-option attack to running a pro-style offense. Asked by co-host Gil Brandt and me Monday night on SiriusXM NFL Radio what he covered with Gruden, Prescott said, "Everything really. Base fronts, what the NFL calls them versus what we called them in college, going over the terminology of some plays, plays he ran.
"Before the Senior Bowl, it was all about making sure I had command of the huddle," Prescott continued. "I hadn’t been in the huddle in a couple of years. He wanted me to get the plays down, make sure I was able to go into the huddle, relay them to my players and give them confidence."
The most prolific quarterback in Mississippi State history, Prescott is currently projected as a mid-round pick, although his stock may rise before April’s draft. Prescott, who said he plans to meet with Gruden again in the near future, will be participating in next week’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Dak Prescott will participate in an NFL draft diary with Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt every Monday night through the selection process itself on SiriusXM NFL Radio.