Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys — Fourth round (No. 135 overall)
Games started: 16
Key stats: 67.8% completions (4th in NFL), 23 touchdowns (tied-15th), 4 interceptions (tied-29th), 7.99 yards per attempts (4th)
Pro Football Focus grade: 83.3 (No. 11 overall)
Total Quarterback Rating (QBR): 81.6 (No. 3 overall)
What draft experts said at the time: — "There are physical, athletic, and leadership traits comparable to Tim Tebow, but Prescott is vastly more pro-ready as a passer. He's an ideal backup as he continues to work on overall consistency, but he'll bring a dynamic element if his name's ever called." — Mark Dulgerian of NFL.com.
Where he is now: Coming into the NFL Draft, Prescott had a DUI arrest looming over his head (charges were later dismissed) and he was most often compared to his idol, Tim Tebow, at a time when most had soured on Tebow.
Prescott wasn't even Jerry Jones' first choice in the draft, according to ESPN the Magazine. Jones wanted to trade up for Paxton Lynch but would only offer a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick. The Seahawks wanted a second and a third and traded their pick to the Broncos instead. Jones would later say that he regretted not making the move. Then, in the third round, Jones again tried to trade up, this time to get Connor Cook, but the Raiders offered the Browns a better package and got Cook.
After the draft, the Cowboys' back-up quarterback, Kellen Moore, broke his ankle. Jones tried to sign Nick Foles but was spurned when the former Rams signal-caller signed with the Chiefs. Jones then tried to trade for Josh McCown, but walked away when the Browns demanded a second-round pick.
Finally, in the preseason, Tony Romo injured his back and Prescott, who had already impressed in preseason action, was handed the reins. Four months later, the Cowboys are now Prescott's team, the Cowboys are the top seed in the NFC, and Romo is never getting his starting job back.
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