The San Francisco 49ers are conducting meetings with the draft prospects at the 2016 NFL Combine, and we can add a quarterback to the list. The 49ers met with Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott Wednesday evening, a day after they met with Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley.
Prescott met with the media on Thursday, and the first question was if he had met with teams. He mentioned the 49ers along with the Chiefs, Cowboys, Jags, Raiders, and Jets. He said these meetings more about "talking ball" than the basic stuff that went on at the Senior Bowl. He did not mention if he also met with the 49ers at the Senior Bowl. Prescott put on a solid performance during the Senior Bowl, earning Most Outstanding Player honors after going 7-of-10 for 61 yards and a touchdown. You can ready his press conference transcript here.
CBS Sports projects Prescott as an early day three candidate, while Pro Football Focus thinks there are too many questions about his passing skills to warrant a draft pick. He definitely sounds like a project type, and not a guy who will come in and start early on. The 49ers have a lot of options to consider at the quarterback position, and Prescott could potentially be a project worth developing later on day three depending on where he slips.