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2015 NFL DRAFT

Connor Cook, QB

School: Michigan State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Hinckley, OH
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 220 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
3251-2

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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STRENGTHS: Cook clearly has the confidence and resilient attitude needed for the position and carries himself like a winner, something that rallies his teammates around him. He is a good-sized athlete for the position with enough mobility to handle the high volume of rollouts and bootlegs in the Spartan's pro-style attack.

Cook has a quick set up and delivery with an easy release and top-shelf arm strength to make all the throws, displaying an arsenal of frozen ropes. He has functional downfield touch and controls his velocity well with fast eyes to see the field well on the move.

WEAKNESSES: Tends to ignore his footwork and lower half mechanics and with 58.7-percent completions, he has room to improve his ball placement, especially downfield. He is too willing to throw off balance before his body and feet are set and attempts to ?arm? everything once moved from his original spot.

Cook doesn't consistently play loose and has the bad habit of playing rushed, allowing himself to get frantic and firing without locating defenders. He appears to be constantly in controlled panic mode, keeping his eyes downfield with a survivor mentality.

In the Super Bowl era, Michigan State hasn't had a quarterback drafted among the top-40 picks, but Cook is very capable of changing that fact. And his progression in 2014 will give us a better indicator of where he could land in the NFL Draft.

--Dane Brugler (7/28/14)

Player Overview

After redshirting in 2011 and serving as a back-up in 2012, he started 13 games last season, finishing 12-1 and posting passing numbers that ranked among the best in the Big Ten.
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07/31/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD WATCH LIST: Connor Cook, Michigan State...Cook set career highs for pass completions (25) and pass attempts (44) in MSU's 26-14 win at Iowa in his Big Ten debut. His 277 passing yards mark the second-highest single-game total by a Spartan quarterback against Iowa (Brian Hoyer threw for 308 yards at Iowa in 2007). Cook completed scoring strikes of 46 yards to Macgarrett Kings Jr. and 37 yards to Fowler. His 37-yard TD toss to Fowler gave MSU the lead for good at 17-14 early in the third quarter. He completed passes to nine different receivers. Cook also rushed six times for 21 yards to account for 298 total yards. He attempted 119 passes before throwing his first interception of the 2013 season (fourth quarter at Iowa).

The Hinckley, Ohio, native recorded his first career 200-yard passing game in MSU's 55-17 victory over Youngstown State, completing 15-of-22 passes for 202 yards and a career-best four TDs. Cook became the first Spartan QB to throw four TD passes in a game since Brian Hoyer against Penn State in 2007. He also became the first MSU QB to throw four TD passes in a half since Drew Stanton had four scoring tosses in the first half at Illinois in 2005. Cook threw TD passes of 13 yards to Andre Sims Jr., 12 to Pendleton, 24 to Kings and 17 to Fowler. He finished with 227 total yards (202 passing and 25 rushing). - Michigan State football

 

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