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Cousins can do everything well but does not have one particular trait that makes him the next can't-miss quarterback. He has good size, footwork and is an accurate passer but doesn't get much velocity on his throws and struggles with the deep ball. He can throw on the run but isn't much of a scrambler. One of his biggest strengths is that he avoids mistakes. He is efficient at checking down and knows when it's time get out of the pocket or when to throw the ball away. Cousins seems ready to step on to an NFL field after gaining a wealth of experience in a pro-style offense at Michigan State. He was a three-year captain with the Spartans - just the second in program history - and owns school records for completions (723), passing yards (9,131) and touchdowns (66). He went 22-5 in his final two seasons and won 27 games in his career, the most by a quarterback in school history. He threw the ball well at the scouting combine but, as expected, didn't overly impress in any of the workouts. Scouts still seem to like what they see in Cousins but are not expecting to draft a future Pro Bowler. Although most believe he's a game manager and likely backup, Cousins appears to have a future in the NFL and will probably be selected in the middle-to-late rounds.