by A.J. Coltrane
Breakfast on Saturday was at the Elliot Bay Brewery on Lake City. The Mississippi State/Texas A&M game was on the TV.
The MSU quarterback made a pretty throw on the move….
Me: “Who’s that?”
My Dining Companion: “Oh no.”
See, everytime I say that phrase it indicates in a new Man Crush. And I never shut up about who I saw. I deposit that thought places like this.
The most recent “Who’s that?” was Colt McCoy (as a Freshman). Earlier “Who’s that?” athletes have included Kevin Garnett and Randall Cunningham.
So… Meet Dak Prescott:
A little bit of research this morning shows that he’s currently the #13 NFL QB prospect (linked above), and he’s SI’s frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy. Prescott is listed at 6’2″, 235 pounds, though he’s likely both shorter and heavier than that. (For comparison, Marshawn Lynch’s listed weight is 215.) From what I saw he throws a nice spiral and has excellent touch and accuracy. I’ve read that his best comp is Tim Tebow, except that Prescott can throw, and he has a nice, over the top motion, rather than Tebow’s mess of a delivery.
And then the bartender changed over to the Ohio State game… Which makes MSU appointment viewing soon.
Hence the “Oh no.” from my dining companion. (That, and I won’t shut up about it.)