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Could Connor Cook be the Broncos answer at quarterback?

SB Nation's Dan Kadar has the Broncos selecting the former Michigan State quarterback.

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SB Nation's draft expert Dan Kadar released his recent mock draft on Monday and has the Broncos taking former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook with the final pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Here is Kadar's reasoning for the Broncos drafting Cook.

31. Denver Broncos: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State

Surprised? Don't be considering Mark Sanchez is the current starting quarterback for the Broncos. Cook has some flaws -- his accuracy can be erratic -- but he comes from a pro-style offense and his arm talent is good enough for the NFL.

The Broncos have been connected to Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch and Mississippi State's quarterback Dak Prescott, but one that has been ignored is Michigan State's Connor Cook.

He is considered the fourth-rated quarterback prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft, and should be available by the time the Broncos pick in the first round.

The 6'4", 217lb Cook comes from a pro-style offense and could probably step in right away and start for the Denver Broncos. As Kadar says, Mark Sanchez is the current starting quarterback for the Broncos, so Cook could prove to be an upgrade.

Also, he would fit in perfectly into Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking offense. He has the athleticism to do the bootlegs and has a strong enough arm to make all the throws asked of him. He might not have the highest upside of say a Dak Prescott, Paxton Lynch, or a Cardale Jones, but might be the safest option of the three mentioned.

Here is what a former NFL GM had to say about Connor Cook.

"He has all the pieces but he's never put the puzzle together. Coordinators and quarterback coaches always think they can fix those kinds of guys so they fight the hardest for them in the draft rooms I've been in."

I think Head Coach Gary Kubiak, Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison, and Quarterback's Coach Greg Knapp could help turn Cook into a good NFL quarterback. He might not be everyone's top choice, but he might be the most realistic and safest option for the Broncos.