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Steelers continue QB search by meeting with Dak Prescott at NFL Combine

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to add to their quarterback depth chart, and the latest prospect to get their attention at the NFL Combine was Dak Prescott of Mississippi State.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers seem determined to search through potential NFL Draft quarterback prospects to try and find a player who could bolster their depth chart behind Ben Roethlisberger. With Bruce Gradkowski and Mike Vick free agents this offseason, it leaves only Landry Jones as the team's only primary backup quarterback under contract.

The team would like to change that, and they have already interviewed two quarterback prospects in Cody Kessler of USC and Vernon Adams of Oregon. They added another name to their list by meeting with Dak Prescott of Mississippi State at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Prescott is a unique talent, spending his first two years as a primarily running quarterback, but showed a tremendous amount of improvement and maturation by becoming a quality pocket passer in his final year in college.

One scouting report on Prescott reads "When he does step into his throws, Prescott can deliver strikes. He's a very dangerous runner, combining aggression, agility and the power to break arm tackles."

However, for all the progress Prescott made at Mississippi State -- setting 38 school records at his time in college -- his main comparison is to former first round draft pick of the Denver Broncos Tim Tebow. The two share a similar style of play, stature and experience, but the main difference between the two quarterbacks is their ability to throw the football. Prescott has a better throwing arm, and better accuracy than the former NFL quarterback Tebow had.

Prescott is projected as a mid-round pick, and it would be highly doubtful to see the Steelers take Prescott so early in the draft with so many other needs. Nonetheless, the Steelers seem bound and determined to find a potential backup quarterback in this year's NFL Draft class.