Ever since the Big Ten Championship Game, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook has received a ton of criticism for the way he reacted to winning the MVP award for the game. He seemed to snatch the trophy away from Archie Griffin and shove him out of the way.
People, including NFL Draft scouts, have started saying that Cook’s personality could hurt his Draft stock. Graham Couch of the East Lansing Journal talked about how everyone is taking these criticisms and blow them out of proportion.
He talked about how Cook not being a team captain, but then went on to say that isn’t a huge deal especially with the way he plays. From the report:
“And he’s one of the best pro-style college quarterbacks I’ve seen. It’s his pocket presence, his feel and courage with linebackers approaching, with chaos at his feet that separates him from so many others.”
It’s essential to be a good leader when it comes to leading an NFL team, however, I think many teams may be able to overlook that when it comes to Cook. You also have to believe that he will have done a lot of growing up by the time he gets to the Draft.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports