NFL DRAFT PREVIEW
There may not be a more scrutinized player in the 2016 NFL draft than former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook. Spartan fans know Cook led the program to magical wins during his career leaving as the top signal caller in many categories including wins. But for some questions about him not being a captain and what happened post game in the Big Ten Championship seems to have cast a shadow of doubt on Cook. On the field, Cook has a lot of tape to be evaluated and it will be picked apart by the NFL. A productive starter who has shown improvements in each of his three seasons as a starter, Cook will enter the NFL combine with questions about his shoulder more than anything about his personality. It should not be lost that Cook is a quality quarterback that played at a high level winning big games. Will missing the Senior Bowl hurt him? We’ll have to wait and see. However, he was working on his game with famed quarterback coach George Whitfield and that could pay huge dividends as Cook needed work on some of his base footwork, especially when he’s forced out of the pocket. The arm strength is there when healthy and he’s got the size NFL teams look for.