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Michigan State junior QB Connor Cook told Dan Patrick he plans on returning to school for the 2015 season.

"I was planning on it the whole time, even before this conversation," Cook said. "Who wants to leave college? College is fun... We are just taking it one week at a time as the season goes. The main goal is to use up all of my eligibility here at Michigan State." Cook did say if he was guaranteed to be a first-round pick , that would be one reason to leave. Cook has a ridiculous arm and is willing to throw into contested situations, but he really needs to improve his pocket movement against pressure.
Oct 31 - 2:42 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Michigan State junior QB Connor Cook "could benefit by returning to school."

"I do think Cook has the talent/upside to be a top-15 type prospect. But absolutely he could benefit by returning to school. Bright future," Brugler tweeted. In his latest mock draft, Brugler has the Titans taking Michigan State junior QB Connor Cook No. 5. Cooks has mentioned, that if guaranteed a first-round pick, that's "one of the reasons why you would leave." Our own Josh Norris ranks Cook as the No. 4 draft-eligible QB.
Oct 31 - 2:36 PM

Michigan State junior QB Connor Cook notes that his "main goal is to use up all his eligibility at Michigan State," but if he was guaranteed a first-round pick, that would be a reason to leave.

"Who wants to leave college? College is fun," Cook told The Dan Patrick Show. "You have great relationships with people here, especially the coaches, your teammates. I've obviously thought about it with my parents, but we're just taking it one week at a time as the season goes. But the main goal is to use up all of my eligibility at Michigan State." The Spartans prospect added that, "if you're one of the top quarterbacks that are going to be picked, and you know you're guaranteed a first-round pick, I think that's one of the reasons why you would leave." Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Cook as the No. 4 draft-eligible QB.
Oct 30 - 2:53 PM

Thanks to a much improved 2014 campaign, Michigan State redshirt senior WR Tony Lippett has worked his way into middle round discussion according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

Prior to the season, Lippett was viewed as a late round selection, if he was drafted at all. However, Lippett has already blown away his season totals from a year ago (44 catches, 613 yards, two touchdowns over 14 games in 2013 vs 42 catches for 889 yards and nine touchdowns through just eight games in 2014) and is one of the most improved players in the country, working his way toward a possible middle round selection. Most recently, he was seen torching Michigan for 103 yards and a touchdown. McShay writes, "He isn't a burner, but he has developed into a big-play threat due to his above-average top-end speed for his size, long arms, big hands and vastly improved ball skills (he aggressively and confidently attacks the ball). He struggles a bit versus press-man coverage, needing to get stronger and improve his release technique (this was on display when I saw him against Michigan last Saturday), but he's a much-improved player overall from a year ago."
Oct 29 - 6:23 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Michigan State senior RB Jeremy Langford "could be targeted early on Day 3."

"While not on the same level as Tevin Coleman, Melvin Gordon or Ameer Abdullah as NFL prospects, Langford and Minnesota's David Cobb are two other Big Ten backs who could be targeted early on Day 3," Brugler wrote. Brugler adds that the 6-foot, 206-pound Langford "doesn't receive enough credit" at the RB position, and he was "at his best against the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday. Langford rushed for 177 yards (5.1 yards a carry) and three touchdowns on 35 carries in Saturday's 35-11 win over Michigan. According to Brugler, Langord "has shown several improvements from last season." Langford finished with 1,422 yards on 4.9 yards a carry last year, while averaging 5.3 yards per carry on 125 attempts.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 28 - 2:05 PM

Michigan State senior RB Jeremy Langford "won’t be rated as highly as many of the talented underclassmen expected to enter the draft," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, "but he has all the tools necessary to produce at the next level."

"Langford grades out as one of the better running backs from the senior class heading towards next April’s draft," Pauline wrote. "Though 205-pounds Langford plays big, breaking tackles and displaying himself as a potent short yardage runner. He also has the speed necessary to beat defenders into the open field and holds his own as a pass catcher out of the backfield. Though Langford won’t be rated as highly as many of the talented underclassmen expected to enter the draft, he has all the tools necessary to produce at the next level." Langford, who finished with 1,422 yards on 4.9 yards a carry last year, is averaging 5.3 yards per carry on 125 attempts.
Oct 27 - 9:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler Michigan State redshirt senior WR Tony Lippett is a "player who has shown night/day improvement from last year."

"Michigan State WR Tony Lippett is a player who has shown night/day improvement from last year. Playing with big-time confidence. On The Rise," Brugler tweeted. The 6-foot-2, 189-pound Lippett had three catches for 103 yards and a touchdown against Michigan last Saturday, and currently leads the Big Ten in receiving yards and receiving scores.
Oct 27 - 2:18 PM

Michigan State redshirt senior WR Tony Lippett had three catches for 103 yards and a touchdown against Michigan on Saturday.

He's exceeded 100 receiving yards in four straight games, and six of eight contests overall in 2014. Lippett has also been held out of the end zone only once this year. The 6-foot-2, 189-pounder leads the Big Ten in receiving yards and receiving scores. Lippett is one of the nation's most improved receivers.
Oct 25 - 9:46 PM

Michigan State senior RB Jeremy Langford rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries in Saturday's 35-11 win over Michigan.

Langford uncharacteristically struggled during the school's first three games of the season, but he's dominated ever since, collecting over 100 yards in five straight. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Langford is an underrated prospect. "Langford is a nice sized back (210lbs) with good speed and deceptive quickness," he wrote. "He’s a multi-cut ball carrier with the ability to swing it around the perimeter." The Michigan State prospect finished with 1,422 yards on 4.9 yards a carry last year.
Oct 25 - 9:27 PM

Michigan State junior QB Connor Cook completed 13-of-22 attempts for 227 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's 35-11 win over Michigan.

Cook has only passed for more than 300 yards twice this season, but he's also only been asked to throw the ball even 30 times on three different occasions. The junior's stock is skyrocketing -- CBS Sports' Dane Brugler had the Titans taking Cook No. 5 in his most recent mock draft -- to the point we think it's zoomed past reality. "If he does not improve, Cook can be successful on a team with an outstanding offensive line," Rotoworld's Josh Norris wrote earlier this week. "He can make ridiculous vertical throws from a clean pocket and does not mind targeting receivers in contested situations. But once things break down and he is forced to move off his spot, Cook is in trouble. Finding consistency in a muddled pocket is a key to sustaining success. Cook has yet to show this in skill in consecutive games."
Source: Rotoworld
Oct 25 - 9:13 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler has the Titans taking Michigan State junior QB Connor Cook No. 5 in his most recent mock draft.

That's only one spot behind Mariota (who went No. 4 to the Bucs). "I'm sure many are surprised to see this name so high in a mock draft, but Cook continues to improve with every snap he takes, showing he has NFL skills," Brugler wrote. "Jake Locker is a free agent and Ken Whisenhunt will want a quarterback that fits what he wants to do -- and that could be the Spartans passer if he declares." Rotoworld's Josh Norris isn't as high on Cook, ranking him as the No. 4 draft-eligible QB. "Has to improve how he manages the pocket. Has to," Norris wrote. "But on a team that will keep him clean on most snaps in the pocket, Cook will have success. That is an unrealistic scenario to ask for."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 21 - 6:07 PM

Michigan State redshirt senior WR Tony Lippett "doesn't have game-breaking speed, but he is above average in several other categories."

"He has improved his route running with excellent footwork in his breaks to sell patters, hold defenders and create room to work after the catch, including using a mean stiff arm. Lippett doesn't have game-breaking speed, but he is above average in several other categories, which will help him on draft weekend," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-2, 189-pound Lippett, leads the Big Ten in receiving yards (786) and receiving scores (8) and has exceeded 100 yards in five games this season. Against Indiana, Lippett had seven catches for 123 yards. Brugler notes that the Spartans prospect "put on a clinic catching the ball with his large, strong hands, using every inch of his wide catching radius to snare passes away from his body."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 21 - 3:33 PM

Michigan State redshirt senior WR Tony Lippett had seven catches for 123 yards against Indiana on Saturday.

During Michigan State's 6-1 start, Lippett has exceeded 100 yards in five contests. He's scored a touchdown in six of seven, with Saturday's game marking the first time he has been deprived of paydirt in 2014. An AFC scout told NFL.com last month that Lippett's improvement "has been dramatic in less than a year's time." We agree. Lippett is one of the nation's most improved receivers.
Oct 18 - 8:53 PM

Michigan State junior QB Connor Cook completed 24-of-32 attempts for three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 56-17 win over Indiana.

Believe it or not, this was just the second time this season that Cook cracked 300 yards passing. Cook looks outstanding in a clean pocket, waiting for breakout WR Tony Lippett to get a step on his defender, but he gambles a bit too much at this juncture in his career for our liking. Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Cook as the No. 4 draft-eligible QB. "Has to improve how he manages the pocket. Has to," Norris wrote. "But on a team that will keep him clean on most snaps in the pocket, Cook will have success. That is an unrealistic scenario to ask for."
Source: Rotoworld
Oct 18 - 8:21 PM

Michigan State redshirt senior WR Tony Lippett had seven catches for 138 yards and a touchdown against Purdue on Saturday.

Lippett, one of the nation's most improved receivers, has gone over the century mark in receiving yards in four of six games. After catching 44 balls for 613 yards and two touchdowns as a junior, Lippett has already collected 32 receptions for 663 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Last month, ESPN Insider's Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl ranked him as the nation's No. 7 fastest rising draft prospect. "At 6-3 and 190 pounds, Lippett has the frame, body control and top-end speed teams look for in vertical threats," they wrote. "He would do well to get stronger and add some meat to his frame but he gets off the line well, can make contested catches and flashes the ability to shield defenders from the ball." An AFC scout told NFL.com last month that Lippett's improvement "has been dramatic in less than a year's time."
Oct 12 - 5:20 PM


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