Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
This is not a pick to replace Prescott but more of an insurance if he were to ever get injured. As of now the faith in any of the backup quarterbacks on the Cowboys roster is very slim.
Jalen Hurts would be an ideal candidate to take a flier on late in the draft to be the primary backup. Hurts had a brilliant year at Oklahoma, passing for 3,851 yards, 32 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, to go along with a 69.7 completion percentage.
On top of that, he showed off his mobility rushing for 1,298 yards and 20 touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 218 lbs. mobile quarterback is one of the best athletes in this class.
Hurts is exceptionally poised in the pocket and doesn’t seem to get rattled very often. He can make plays on the run when needed and has experience running the RPO (run-pass option) system.
Hurts pocket awareness is on top of the charts if you take a look at this year’s college quarterbacks. He can feel the rush, is super smooth moving in the pocket and has above average anticipation on his receiver’s routes.
Hurts can make a living on extending plays and his mobility should be taken into consideration when he’s on the football field.
Hurts’ arm strength and decision-making is what pops out the most. He rarely makes any mistakes, he has a big arm when needed and can be deathly accurate if given the time. I wouldn’t mind seeing him behind Prescott at this given point.