Big Ten Football Preview: Quarterback Rankings

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2. Michigan State Spartans: Connor Cook, Senior

Jan 1, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) celebrates throwing the game winning touchdown pass against the Baylor Bears during the second half in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Bears 42-41. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

There is not much else that Connor Cook needs to prove as he enters his final season in East Lansing. His spot is beyond secure and here’s why. The Spartans are 23-3 with Cook as the starting quarterback. In his two seasons as the starters, Cook has completed 435 passes for 5,969 yards and  46 touchdowns to just 14 interceptions. He is a two-time All-Big Ten quarterback. Cook was also the 2014 Rose Bowl Offensive MVP.

Cook does not make too many mistakes, which makes him and Michigan State so hard to beat. When he is on his game, there aren’t many teams in the country that they cannot contend with.

Cook possesses all of the physical tools you want out of a quarterback, but more importantly he has all of the intangibles as well.

While, Cook isn’t the guy who is going to put up the ridiculous numbers, he is efficient and he knows how to get the job done. He is a proven winner and that’s why the NFL scouts are already in love with him.