Former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook surprisingly fell to the fourth round in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Oakland Raiders eventually ended his fall, and that seems to be paying off so far.
Head coach Jack Del Rio recently held a press conference and discussed the rookie signal-caller. He had a lot of good to say about the quarterback and it looks like he is adjusting to the NFL very well.
“I think he’s been outstanding,” Del Rio said. “He comes in, had a tremendous career, comes in here, he’s very humble. He’s obviously intelligent. He’s asked good questions. He’s got arm talent, and it’s a matter of getting familiar with what we do and how we do it. But great start for his first week of being here, having him throughout the week in meetings, and the today, getting a little bit of work with some of the younger guys that are here with us this weekend. I think he’s off to a great start.”
During his career with the Spartans, Connor Cook threw for nearly 9,200 yards and 71 touchdowns.
Cook will begin his NFL career on the bench, but if he continues to impress the coaching staff he could one day find himself in a starting role.
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