After a surprising fall down the draft board, Connor Cook has finally been selected. The Oakland Raiders traded up for the second pick of the fourth round to select the Michigan State quarterback. He is the seventh quarterback off the board, and this is kind of a stunner. Derek Carr is their clear starter, and they put a sizable RFA tender on Matt McGloin. You can never have enough good quarterbacks, but it's still an interesting decision.
The 49ers did extensive pre-draft work on Cook. They attended his Pro Day, conducted a private workout, and even hosted him for a visit in Santa Clara. Cook said before the draft that he felt the 49ers liked him. His accuracy is a question mark however, so I am not entirely shocked the team passed on him several times.
They still seem likely to draft a quarterback with one of their eight remaining picks. Who that ends up being remains to be seen. NN readers voted on a QB big board (excluding Jared Goff and Carson Wentz) earlier this month. Paxton Lynch and Connor Cook were the first and second quarterbacks. They were followed by Dak Prescott, Vernon Adams, Kevin Hogan, Cardale Jones, Christian Hackenberg, and Jacoby Brissett. Here are those results.