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Football theonlycolors.com —  Many NFL prospects get drafted later than expected every year. Connor Cook was among those who heard his named called a few rounds later than anticipated, but that's no excuse to attack his personality.
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Football chicagotribune.com —  A two-time All-American center and captain for the Big Ten champion Michigan State Spartans, Jack Allen had hoped to be selected in the NFL draft, which was held April 28-30 in Chicago. Despite not being among the 253 picks in the seven-round draft, Allen, a former Hinsdale Central offensive lineman, moved a step closer to realizing his childhood dream of making an NFL roster by signing a free-agent contract Saturday, April 30, with the New Orleans Saints.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  It was a successful NFL Draft weekend for the Michigan State Spartans as the school's five draft picks tied for eighth-most nationally. While the slide of Connor Cook to the fourth round was disappointing, Jack Conklin was a top-10 pick and five draftees is definitely something to be proud of. In the Big Ten, only Ohio State had more selections.
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Football detroitnews.com —  For Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, watching the NFL draft brings its share of mixed emotions. There’s pride when players that have been a big part of your program get selected, especially in the first round as the Spartans have had for three straight years after tackle Jack Conklin went No. 8 overall to the Titans on Thursday. But there’s frustration when things don’t go the way you see it, when the winningest quarterback in program history falls from a potential first-round pick to the fourth round or an All-American goes undrafted.
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Football freep.com —  “I was probably living through the entire thing as well. Watched the entire draft. I was disappointed,” Dantonio said. “I think that Connor is an excellent football player. He's done a tremendous job for us here and for his football team, and a lot of that success that we've had can be credited to his play and his leadership on our football team. I think that speaks volumes.”
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio spoke with the media on Sunday regarding the five Spartans who were selected in the 2016 National Football League Draft (offensive tackle Jack Conklin, first round, No. 8 overall, Tennessee Titans; defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun, third round, No. 75 overall, Oakland Raiders; quarterback Connor Cook, fourth round, No. 100 overall, Oakland Raiders; wide receiver Aaron Burbridge, sixth round, No. 213 overall, San Francisco 49ers; offensive lineman Donavon Clark, seventh round, No. 224 overall, San Diego Chargers).
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio said watching the NFL draft grew a bit frustrating for him after things had gotten off to a promising start for Michigan State players with Jack Conklin selected with the No. 8 overall pick. The Spartans ended up with fewer players drafted than some expected (five), and those that were picked slid lower in the draft order that most projected.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's winningest class of seniors were not treated like royalty in the NFL draft, but then neither were the Spartans'€™ Rose Bowl seniors a couple years back. For those who forgot, Thorpe Award winner Darqueze Dennard was the only Michigan State player drafted off that Rose Bowl team in the 2014 draft.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State two-time All-American center and team captain Jack Allen has reached an agreement to sign with the New Orleans Saints, according to the school's football Twitter account. Allen is one of a number of Spartans' seniors headed to an NFL training camp via the free-agent route after the conclusion of the 253-pick draft.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State fifth-year senior offensive guard Donavon Clark, who closed out his career with 27 consecutive starting assignments, has been selected by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round (No. 224 overall) in the 2016 National Football League Draft on Saturday, April 30.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Aaron Burbridge, who set career highs for receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions as a senior, has been selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round (No. 213 overall) in the 2016 National Football League Draft on Saturday, April 30.
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Football mlive.com —  Connor Cook never pulled any punches at Michigan State, and it's clear he's headed to Oakland with the same tell-it-like-it-is approach. Upset that six quarterbacks were picked ahead of him in the NFL draft? You bet. Motivated by what he considers a slight, falling to the fourth round? Absolutely.
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Football sportingnews.com —  Connor Cook is a pick that late Raiders owner Al Davis would have loved. He fits. The quarterback, who slid three rounds from his rightful spot in the 2016 NFL Draft because of perceived character concerns, landed in Oakland’s lap Saturday when the Raiders traded up in the fourth round. Bonus points for having two-time Super Bowl winner Jim Plunkett introduce the pick.
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Football freep.com —  Here are what two draft analysts said after Michigan State QB Connor Cook was taken by the Oakland Raiders with the second pick of the fourth round, 100th overall.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State fifth-year senior Connor Cook, the winningest quarterback in school history (34-5 career record), has been selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (No. 100 overall) of the 2016 National Football League Draft on Saturday, April 30. Cook is the second Spartan quarterback during head coach Mark Dantonio’s tenure to be drafted, joining Kirk Cousins, who was selected by Washington in the fourth round (No. 102 overall) in 2012.

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Connor Cook goes to Oakland Raiders with 2nd pick of fourth round MLive
Connor Cook's long wait to enter the NFL ended Saturday afternoon when he was selected in the fourth round with the 100th overall pick in the draft by the Oakland Raiders.

Connor Cook finally gets picked, by Raiders in fourth round The Detroit News
A team traded up to get Connor Cook, but it came much later than anyone expected. The Oakland Raiders moved into the second spot in the fourth round on Saturday, and with the 100th overall pick in the NFL draft, they selected the former Michigan State quarterback.

Connor Cook 'could evolve into a starter' after work with Derek Carr in Oakland MLive
on Gruden, a former head coach of the Oakland Raiders, said on his ESPN QB Camp show a few weeks ago that his old boss, the late Al Davis, "would love Connor Cook." On Saturday, the current Oakland regime determined it liked Cook enough to trade-up for the second pick in the fourth round — the 100th overall pick — and select Michigan State's all-time leading passer and winningest quarterback.

Connor Cook drops to Oakland in the fourth round Spartan Tailgate
Connor Cook didn't hear his name called in Thursday night's first round of the NFL Draft. And then he didn't hear it called Friday either, as the former Michigan State quarterback fell out of the second and third rounds and into the third day of the 2016 NFL Draft. The longer-than-anticipated wait for Cook came to an end early Saturday, though, as he was picked No. 100 overall by the Oakland Raiders, who made him the second pick of the fourth round after making a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

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Football detroitnews.com —  Someday, I’ll understand the NFL draft. It won’t be this year, however. As the draft prepares to enter the fourth round on Saturday, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook is still undrafted. A guy many believed to be among the top five quarterbacks available this season has watched 98 players selected but hasn’t heard his name.
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Football mlive.com —  Shilique Calhoun next pass rush move will be in Oakland, as the former Michigan State defensive end was selected 75th overall in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night.

Calhoun conference call with Oakland media



Calhoun Selected by Oakland in Third Round MSUFootball.com
Michigan State fifth-year senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun, a three-time second-team All-American and three-time first-team All-Big Ten pick, has been selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round (No. 75 overall) in the 2016 National Football League Draft on Friday, April 29.

Analysts: Shilique Calhoun a good fit for Raiders Detroit Free Press
What several NFL experts are saying after Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun was drafted 75th overall by the Oakland Raiders

Shilique Calhoun 'always showed up,' expected to help Oakland pass rush MLive
The Oakland Raiders are looking to shore up their pass rush, and Shilique Calhoun was one of the players they turned to at the NFL draft on Friday night.

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Football theonlycolors.com —  Conklin probably isn't going to enjoy as many wins with the Titans as he did with the Spartans. Since 2004, Tennessee has had just three winning seasons, two playoff berths and haven't won a postseason game since 2003. They've gone 18-46 since the 2010 season and are now on their fourth different head coach over that span.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  The first night of the 2016 NFL Draft ended and Connor Cook was left waiting, despite some late first-round possibilities that could have led to his selection. The buzz of possibility began when the Denver Broncos traded up to the No. 26 pick. It was a quarterback for Denver, just not Cook as his wait continued. And when the San Francisco 49ers jumped to No. 28 over the Arizona Cardinals at No. 29, it gave another possibility that Cook would be selected. San Francisco went offensive lineman and Arizona went defensive lineman.
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Football msuspartans.com —  The distance between small-town Plainwell, Michigan, and “Draft Town” is easily covered with a quick drive down US 131 to Interstate 94 and then west for a couple hours. Thursday afternoon, however, former Michigan State All-America offensive tackle Jack Conklin couldn’t help but look back in disbelief on the improbable journey that has taken him as an unheralded prospect out of high school to opening night of the NFL Draft at Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre on S. Michigan Ave.
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