Round 1, pick 22: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
Maybe not the hottest name at quarterback coming out of the draft, but Connor Cook is as smart and efficient as they come at the position. Also, Cook has been considered a pro prospect much longer than guys like Paxton Lynch, out of Memphis, and Carson Wentz from North Dakota State University.
Cook also played against superior talent at Michigan State than both Wentz and Lynch, while posting excellent numbers.
The senior finished his time at MSU with 9,194 yards passing with 71 touchdowns to just 22 interceptions. After only throwing nine passes his freshman year, he was extremely efficient his following three seasons.
His sophomore season he threw 22 touchdowns to six interceptions, followed by his junior year where he had 24 touchdowns to eight picks and finished his career with 24 touchdowns to only seven interceptions his senior season.
At 6’4″ and 220 pounds he has the size to go along with the ball security that Bill O’Brien covets at the position. Much like his predecessor Kirk Cousins, who has come on strong in Washington, Cook looks to be pro ready and could prove to be a solid starter for years in Houston.
Next: Round 2