Michigan State players hesitant to praise Connor Cook?

One big name at the Senior Bowl this week has been former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, and one NFL Draft analyst in DraftInsider’s Tony Pauline was quick to notice that, unlike other quarterbacks, Cook’s teammates were not particularly quick to sing his praises.

Word here at the Senior Bowl; MSU teammates have been less than effusive in their praise of quaterback Connor Cook.

— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) January 26, 2016

This can easily be viewed as a red flag, but Pauline was quick to put out any fire.

@TailgateC9 @JimMWeber hate was never implied neither was team discord. Some reading to much into things.

— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) January 26, 2016

Just the same, this is going to be an interesting conversation over the next few months leading up to the draft. Sure, Cook has talent, but if his own teammates don’t immediately have nothing but good things to say about him?

That’s something to be concerned about very much.

Keep in mind that Cook didn’t even shake the hand of Ohio State legend Archie Griffin when receiving the Big Ten Championship trophy this past season and though he apologized, it didn’t win him over with a lot of people.

Now that his own teammates aren’t even defending him over that, nor saying he’s a phenomenal teammate, it’s going to be interesting to see how Cook’s draft stock performs over the next few months, especially with the NFL Scouting Combine taking place next month.

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