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Connor Cook, QB

School: Michigan State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Hinckley, OH
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 220 lbs.
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Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • Houston Texans | #14
    Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick may keep the Texans from picking in the top 10, but he's clearly not the long-term answer and there has been little indication to this point that backup Ryan Mallett or fourth-round pick Tom Savage are, either. Scouts are intrigued by Cook's confidence, poise and strong arm and coach Bill O'Brien would know him well.
  • St. Louis Rams | #8
    Sam Bradford is still under contract with the Rams in 2015, but the front office might look to move on if the right quarterback is available in the top-10. Cook could be that fit, a player who isn't yet a finished product but seems to improve with every snap.
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Possesses ideal size for the next level with the build to take consistent punishment, including as a short-yardage rusher with his deceiving athleticism.

Cook scans the entire field and is a confident passer to all levels, showing touch, anticipation and toughness in the pocket. He has effortless arm strength when he steps into his throws with proper mechanics and torque through his hips to deliver the proper trajectory on downfield passes.

Mastered Michigan State's offense, firing quick passes underneath with the ability to thread the needle on deeper sideline throws. Has excellent experience, and his poise in key situations has improved throughout his career.

WEAKNESSES: Once moved from his original spot, he attempts to "arm" everything and abandon his base footwork, often content making throws with his weight falling away from his target. Cook isn't fully comfortable with a muddy pocket, which forces his eye level to wander and confuses his internal clock.

He will make a handful of high risk throws each game and is too willing to deliver into high traffic areas after staring down receivers. Seven of Cook's eight interceptions in 2014 came on the road and scouts will be eager to see how he performs this season in hostile environments at Michigan (Oct. 17), at Nebraska (Nov. 7) and at Ohio State (Nov. 21).

IN OUR VIEW: While he has his flaws, Cook shows a number of reasons to be encouraged about his potential in the NFL. Bottom line with Cook, he has the physical traits ideally suited for the pro game with tape that shows off a number of NFL throws.

--Dane Brugler & Rob Rang (9/13/15)

Player Overview

After redshirting in 2011 and serving as a backup in 2012, he started 13 games the following season, finishing 12-1 and posting passing numbers that ranked among the best in the Big Ten.

Cook might have been a top 20 pick if he declared early for the 2015 NFL Draft, but instead returned to East Lansing for his senior year.

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09/26/2015 - Gerald Holmes ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and No. 2 Michigan State overcame a sluggish performance to beat Central Michigan 30-10 on Saturday. The Spartans (4-0) have scored at least 30 points in a school-record 12 consecutive games, but they did not look particularly good offensively for most of this one. Connor Cook threw for only 143 yards, and the Cippewas (1-3) kept their upset bid very much alive until the final period. Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun was dominant, finishing with 2 1/2 sacks and a blocked field goal. The Spartans, who have already lost linebacker Ed Davis and cornerback Vayante Copeland to season-ending injuries, lost standout tackle Jack Conklin to an apparent knee injury, although it's not clear how serious that is. - AP Sports


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