Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, considered a likely second- or third-round pick in next month’s NFL draft, has just given himself a big red flag.
Prescott was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with driving under the influence, the Clarion-Ledger reports.
The arrest took place in Starkville, Mississippi, when police pulled over Prescott in a white 2016 Cadillac Escalade. He has been in Starkville since Mississippi State’s Pro Day on Thursday.
Prescott broke every school passing record at Mississippi State and was the MVP of the Senior Bowl. Mike Mayock lists Prescott as the fifth-best quarterback in this year’s draft class.
This news, however, may change his draft stock. NFL teams are increasingly wary of players with off-field issues, and a quarterback who’s drafted to be the face of the franchise is expected to keep himself out of legal trouble. If Prescott can’t keep himself out of trouble right now, when he knows the whole NFL is watching him, will he keep himself out of trouble once he’s in the league? That’s a question every team considering him will ask.