One quarterback prospect that has received a ton of mixed reviews since the end of the 2015 college football season is former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook. He has been up and down on many NFL teams as of late as some think he could go late in the first round and others think he may not get taken until the third round.
Cook was at one point considered to be the best quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft and he wants to show that he is still that good. He recently moved to San Diego to work out with George Whitfield.
“It’s been gradually getting better and better each week,” Cook told FOX Sports. “I took it easy the first week or so (in California) just because that was my first throwing without the brace. I didn’t want to jump out going gangbusters and have any setbacks. I wanted to get a feel for throwing again without the brace because obviously that’s allowing my shoulder to have full range of motion.”
Cook turned down an invitation to the Senior Bowl as he wanted to heal his shoulder as he admitted he wasn’t 100 percent the last three games of the season. He said that he was pretty upset about having to miss the Senior Bowl, but he wants to get back out there and compete.
“I am a competitor, and any time I get a chance to compete against anyone, I want to take it. So (having to skip the Senior Bowl) did kinda sting, but we just did what my agent thought was the best option.”
He knows he will have to have a good showing at the NFL Scouting Combine next weekend. It’s certainly going to be an exciting weekend for them.
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