Connor Cook   # QB

Height: 6-4   Weight: 215   Age: 26

Born: 1/29/1993 Cleveland , OH

College: Michigan State

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Walsh Jesuit HS [Stow, OH]

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Combine 2016

Combine
Stats:

  • Broad Jump113.0 inches
  • Vertical Jump33.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash4.79 Secs
  • 3 Cone Drill7.21 secs

Strengths

Four-year starter who has shown consistent improvement and added new elements to his game each year. Can operate with a high level of confidence and efficiency. Worked under center and plays with good foot quickness in his drops. Shows good anticipation for developing windows and effective with timing routes. Will continue to scan and re-­scan thru targets when on the move. Reads safeties early and rarely takes shots downfield that safeties can get involved with. Comfortable operating on the move. Throws in rhythm and with accuracy when rolling right. Plus arm strength with compact, lightning quick release. Able to make big boy throws with pace into difficult, dangerous windows. Will stand in and take the hit to challenge man defender with a deep shot. Attacks edges of end zone with touch throws. Didn't shrink away from duties when asked to run the ball. More battle tested than any quarterback in this draft.

Weaknesses

Habit of throwing short passes with too much pepper. Accuracy is a major concern. Often caught flat- footed in the pocket and appears willing to launch throws without proper balance or step to target. Open front hip causes him to spray outside frame of his intended target. Sees throws come open but won't always cut it loose. Can struggle mightily when forced off of his first option. Misses opportunities to adjust protection pre-­snap. Gets locked in on shotgun snap and misses signs of blitzers sneaking forward. First instinct versus blitz is to go up top rather than finding easier, short completion. Gives little effort to sell play­ fakes even on run downs. Scouts question his field demeanor and leadership in adverse times. Failed to rise to the occasion in 2015 Big Ten Championship Game or playoff game against Alabama.

5.85