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2016 NFL Draft Film Review: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State University

2016 NFL Draft Film Review: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State University

By: Sam Hopkins aka @SamHnfl24
Connor Cook has all the attributes to be great in the NFL

Connor Cook has all the attributes to be great in the NFL

Connor Cook | QB | Michigan State | 6’4″ 220 lbs.Games Watched: Michigan State vs. Nebraska, Michigan State vs. Ohio State, Michigan State vs. Ball

*All games watched courtesy of Draft Breakdown

-Prototypical size
-Above average arm strength
-Amazing accuracy when his feet are set in the pocket
-Plays in a pro-style offense, less of a learning curve than most of the other signal callers
-Good field vision
-Has trust in his receivers to make plays

-Atrocious accuracy when throwing outside of the pocket on the move
-Can get sloppy with his footwork
-Poor decision maker under pressure
-Holds on to the ball too long
-Doesn’t know when to throw the ball away or take a sack

Bottom Line: There’s a lot to like about Connor Cook. But there’s also a lot to make you wonder if he’s even worthy of a draft choice in the first three rounds. His positives scream solid-but-unspectacular starter. However, his shaky play under pressure, and his inability to make throws outside of the pocket, suggest his career could start out ugly if he doesn’t have a really good supporting cast on offense. He needs to improve upon his weaknesses in order to become a first round caliber quarterback in 2016.

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