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Kirk Cousins helps stock by throwing at Combine

Kirk Cousins

Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins celebrates his fourth-quarter touchdown pass to wide receiver Keith Nichol during the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. Michigan State defeated Georgia 33-30 in three overtimes. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


The quarterbacks that didn’t throw at the Scouting Combine Sunday made a lot of news. That left a vacuum for someone from the “second tier” of quarterback prospects to step up.

That someone turned out to be Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins.

Both Russ Lande of the Sporting News and Tony Pauline of both write that Cousins had the best day of any quarterback at Lucas Oil Field. Mike Mayock of NFL Network also remarked many times how good Cousins looked throwing the ball.

Cousins is generally viewed as a mid-round pick, a backup-type that comes from a pro-style offense at Michigan State. Cousins was better in college than Brian Hoyer of the Patriots, who has developed into a promising player in New England.

Perhaps Cousins’ choice to actually throw at the Combine will actually make him some money. Imagine that.