Once considered a candidate for the No. 1 overall pick, former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook’s fall from grace continues. According to Walter Football, Cook has not been doing well in team interviews and has come off as “flippant and cavalier,” the exact opposite of what teams look for in a strong, leading quarterback.
Simply put, this isn’t at all a surprise. Cook’s draft stock started falling the moment he didn’t shake former Ohio State great Archie Griffin’s hand when the two-time Heisman Trophy winner presented him with the Big Ten Championship trophy, and continued when he failed to set himself apart from the likes of Cal’s Jared Goff and North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis earlier this year.
And team interviews could wind up being the final nail in the coffin for Cook’s stock. He’s going to be drafted at some point, yes, but just where is an absolute mystery now. At this rate, it seems that the only way that he could possibly be a first-round pick is if the quarterback-needy Denver Broncos are unable to acquire Colin Kaepernick from the San Francisco 49ers and thus draft Cook at the end of the first round.
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