With their fourth round selection the Oakland Raiders have taken quarterback Connor Cook from Michigan State. They in fact traded up to Pick 100 to take Cook, which is something of a surprise considering they already have their franchise quarterback in Derek Carr. The Raiders gave up one of their two fifth-rounders to the Browns to move up in the draft and select Cook.
Cook has good size for the NFL at 6'4" and 217 pounds with a good arm. He has struggled with his accuracy in the Big Ten, completing 56% of his passes in his senior year. Cook is a mature leader and was a four-year starter at Michigan State who led the Spartans to the College Football Playoff last season. He seems an ideal backup quarterback who was drafted much lower than he was expected to go.
Picks so far
Round 1- Karl Joseph, S, WVU
Round 2- Jihad Ward, DL, Illinois
Round 3- Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan St.
Best Available Players
Andrew Billings, 6’2, 310 pounds, DT, Baylor
Alex Collins, 5’11, 215 pounds, RB, Arkansas
Rashard Higgins, 6’2, 190 pounds, WR, Colorado State
Kentrell Brothers, 6’1, 235 pounds, MLB, Missouri
Jeremy Cash, 6’2, 210 pounds, S, Duke
Paul Perkins, 5’11, 210 pounds, RB, UCLA
Jonathan Williams, 6’0, 223 pounds, RB, Arkansas
Kenneth Dixon, 5’10, 213 pounds, RB, Louisiana Tech
Pharoh Cooper, 5’11, 207 pounds, WR, South Carolina