With the No. 100 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook.
Pete Prisco gave the Raiders a C- grade for the pick. “This is a bit of a puzzling pick as the Raiders have young QB Derek Carr who is their QB today and for the future,” Prisco said.
Oakland surrendered picks No. 114 and 154 to leapfrog the Cowboys and Chiefs and get to the second pick of the fourth round in order to select Cook. On the Jimmy Johnson trade chart, it’s a win for Oakland (100 points to 96.8), but on the AV-based Chase Stuart chart at Football Perspective, it’s a pretty clear win for the Browns (6.9 points to 5.3).
The Raiders didn’t exactly have a need for a QB here given that 2014 second-rounder Carr took a major step forward last season, but it’s good value to get a player that was thought in some circles to be a possible first-round pick at the top of the fourth round. Cook should get ample time to develop as Carr’s backup now, and if he shows flashes, the Raiders could possibly move him down the line.
Cook is a player who entered his senior season with the Spartans as a candidate for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, but a
Article source: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25572574/raiders-trade-up-nab-connor-cook-with-100th-pick-of-2016-draft
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