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Oakland Reportedly Traded Up To Draft Connor Cook Because They Believed Another Team Wanted Him

Former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook certainly fell in this year's NFL Draft, but he does appear to be heading to a franchise that was willing to make some moves to land him. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, a number of teams believed that the Dallas Cowboys, with the 101st pick, were keyed in on selecting Cook to back up Tony Romo.

As such, Oakland traded up to snatch the former Spartan.


Team with pick 101? Dallas Cowboys.

— #NFLDraft (@nflnetwork)

The @RAIDERS traded up to pick 100 to draft @Connor_Cook03.

Team with pick 101? Dallas Cowboys.

— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) April 30, 2016

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Cook obviously won't be competing for the starting job this fall, as the Raiders appear to be set with Derek Carr. He'll likely be in a backup battle with Matt McGloin.