Connor Cook makes predraft visit with the Denver Broncos
The search for the Broncos’ next franchise quarterback continues as the team hosted former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook for a predraft visit Thursday,Jimmy Graham Jersey an NFL source confirmed.
Cook has the athleticism to move around in Broncos coach Gary Kubiak’s zone-read system. He went 34-4 as a four-year starter at Michigan State.Artie Burns Jersey
He ran a pro-style offense with the Spartans, showing off his strong arm, with more focus on downfield throws than screens and dump-offs that litter many college offenses.Vontaze Burfict Jersey Cook is one of the most NFL-ready quarterbacks in the draft.
There are questions about Cook’s leadership skills because he wasn’t named a team captain at Michigan State. Low accuracy numbers and shaky footwork also are concerns.Robert Nkemdiche Jersey
Cook joins Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott and Memphis’ Paxton Lynch among top tier quarterbacks who have met with the Broncos over the past two weeks. The meetings might indicate Denver intends to draft a quarterback high in this month’s draft.
Shaking up the draft.Demaryius Thomas Jersey The Los Angeles Rams changed the landscape of the NFL draft Thursday morning by trading with Tennessee for the No. 1 pick.
Their eyes seem to be locked on a quarterback,Rolando McClain Jersey with Cal’s Jared Goff and North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz being options. The Cleveland Browns at No. 2 also are in the market for a quarterback.Olivier Vernon Jersey
If Goff and Wentz are off the board by No. 2, the stock of the remaining potential first-round quarterbacks — Lynch and Cook — is likely to rise.Richard Rodgers Jersey All four could be off the board by No. 31 when the Broncos are scheduled to pick.
Irish captains.Jonathan Stewart Jersey Former Broncos Ryan Harris and David Bruton will be honorary captains at Notre Dame’s spring game Saturday.
Harris, who signed a two-year,Cyrus Jones Jersey $3.9 million contract with the Steelers in the offseason, graduated from Notre Dame in 2007 before he was drafted by the Broncos in the third round.
Bruton, who signed a three-year, $9 million deal with the Redskins in the offseason, graduated from Notre Dame in 2009 before he was drafted by the Broncos in the fourth round.
Both played key roles in the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 run.