2016 NFL Draft: Mile High Huddle Beat Writer Jake Marsing did a first round mock draft, and has selected Michigan State QB Connor Cook for the Denver Broncos…
In Predominantly Orange’s next segment of Mock Drafts from around the Web, I decided to look into Mile High Report’s mock draft done by Jake Marsing. I figure I would share with you all what he selected for the Denver Broncos with the 31st overall pick.
In this mock draft, Marsing has decided to stay put and select Connor Cook from Michigan State with the pick. Cook is currently the fourth ranked quarterback on the big boards behind Goff, Wentz, and Lynch. This is what Marsing had to say on the pick.
“Let me make something clear: I’m not a fan of Connor Cook. While he is capable of throwing some beautiful balls, and his time as a starter has done plenty to fill up his stat sheet. There are just too many negatives for me to fall in love with this kid.”
“However, the Broncos are in a tight spot. Barring a trade for Colin Kaepernick, the Super Bowl Champs don’t have a lot of options at quarterback. They might have to take a chance.”
I have seen Connor Cook’s name popped up in plenty of mock drafts for the Broncos recently. All the points that Marsing makes are accurate. The one thing that does worry me about him is the leadership skills. And the consistency is a bit off.
This is also true with the fact that Pro Football Focus warns teams to keep clear of Connor Cook. However, Marsing also brought us two options.
Emmanuel Ogbah, the defensive end from Oklahoma State University was an option. If not, Marsing even considered the Broncos to trading back.
It is an interesting mock that saw Paxton Lynch go to the 49ers and the top defensive prospect Robert Nkemidiche go to the Buffalo Bills. However, A’Shawn Robinson was not selected in the first round. Perhaps that could have been an option.