The Raiders have acquired the second pick of the fourth round, 100th overall, from the Browns, reports NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (via Twitter). Oakland used the pick to select Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook. Cleveland will receive picks No. 114 and 154, according to Vic Tafur (via Twitter).
Cook was widely regarded as the best quarterback available entering Saturday’s portion of the draft. Despite finishing last season with 3,131 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and only seven interceptions, the senior saw a drastic drop in his draft stock.
Cook entered the season as one of the top-rated quarterback prospects, but question marks surrounding his attitude led to the free fall. Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg (Jets), North Carolina State’s Jacoby Brissett (Patriots) and Southern Cal’s Cody Kessler (Browns) were among the signal-callers to seemingly pass Cook.
Cook doesn’t have a clear role with Oakland, as starting quarterback Derek Carr showed real improvements during his second year in the league.