Connor Cook’s father is a loose cannon, may have hurt son’s draft stock

In today’s bizarre news, we get to introduce the blogosphere to the father of former Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook. During the 2016 NFL Draft last weekend, Cook was a projected Day 2 pick. However, he mysteriously fell down draft boards and was not selected until the fourth round on Day 3 as the sixth quarterback selected. Outside of some concerns about Cook not...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Did father's offensive Twitter account affect Connor Cook's draft stock?

It was widely believed that former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook had some concerning personal issues to deal with as he entered the 2016 NFL Draft, but it now appears NFL personnel may have been concerned about his father as well.  Cook’s behavior after the Big Ten title game was widely documented, after he aggressively snatched the MVP trophy out of Hall of Famer Archie...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Trade Up To Take Michigan State Quarterback Connor Cook

Some believe Michigan State’s Connor Cook has first round talent. If so, the Oakland Raiders just got a nice steal at the beginning of the fourth round of this year’s NFL Draft. The Raiders traded up to the 100th overall pick to take the Michigan State signal caller, who will now sit behind young starter Derek Carr. The #Browns have traded the 100th pick to the Oakland Raiders...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State QB Cook biggest name still on board

A draft that has featured just about everything enters its final day and last four rounds with some intrigue remaining. So far, there have been bizarre drops and megatrades early on, a run on players from national champion Alabama on Day 2, and a fascination with Ohio State Buckeyes - a record 10 so far - throughout. Even a placekicker, Robert Aguayo of Florida State, went in...
Via Associated Press
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL 2016 NFL Draft Preview: QB Connor Cook

The Sports Quotient’s annual Draft Preview series returns! Over the course of the 10 weeks leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we will take a look at the top NFL prospects at each position. This seventh week, the focus is on quarterbacks. Our quarterback prospect is Connor Cook from Michigan State. Collegiate Career Connor Cook took over as the Michigan State quarterback in 2013...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Connor Cook addresses critics of his character, leadership

Like any prospective NFL quarterback, Connor Cook is facing a decent amount of questions heading into the thick of the draft process.  A number of them are physical. Is his shoulder healthy? Is he accurate enough as a passer? What about his footwork? Or his blitz-reading ability?  Pretty much every QB prospect faces questions like that, though. Cook is facing others – questions...
Via College Spun
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Connor Cook gets lit up by Alabama LB

Thursday’s College Football Playoff matchups weren’t as close as they were projected to be. Alabama took care of business and destroyed Michigan State 38-0 in the Cotton Bowl, which sets up for a square-off with Clemson for all the marbles. Speaking of getting destroyed, check out the hit that Alabama LB Reggie Ragland put on MSU QB Connor Cook during the game. Ouch, Cook is...
Via The Sports Daily
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Kirby Smart compares Connor Cook to Matt Ryan

SEC football is very strong, but the league hasn’t been the best at producing quarterbacks in recent years. Alabama did face a few very strong passers this season, including Chad Kelly and Dak Prescott, but according to defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, Michigan State’s Connor Cook is the best quarterback his team has seen this season. He even makes a strong comparison to former...
Via College Spun
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Cook Apologizes After Blowing Off Archie Griffin At Podium (Video)

Connor Cook celebrated a major accomplishment with what some saw as a blatant sign of disrespect. But the Michigan State quarterback insists he didn’t mean it that way. Cook’s Spartans had just defeated Iowa 16-13 in the Big Ten Championsip Game on Saturday night to punch their ticket to the College Football Playoff. In the festivities that followed, the Michigan State quarterback...
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Cook addresses Archie Griffin trophy exchange

Connor Cook tweeted early Sunday morning to address the controversy sparked by his acceptance of a trophy as the Big Ten Championship Game MVP Saturday night. Cook, who helped lead Michigan State to a 16-13 win over Iowa, was seen brushing aside Griffin as he moved to accept a trophy after the game: Did Cook not realize it was Griffin, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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