Michigan State Football: 5 most irreplaceable players in 2015

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Nov 8, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) attempts to throw the ball during the 1st half of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Really no surprise here. Connor Cook is the best player on this team and a likely candidate to be chosen in the top 10 of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Related: 5 reasons Connor Cook will win the Heisman Trophy

Two years ago to begin the 2013 season, if you told me Connor Cook would end up becoming the team’s starter, win the Rose and Cotton Bowls back-to-back and be on pace to break a handful of quarterback records at MSU, I would have called you insane.

Heading into his third season as the team’s starting quarterback, Cook has accomplished all of that and is now considered the best quarterback in the nation by many and quite possibly the best to ever lead a team at Michigan State.

With a 23-3 record as starter, the senior quarterback is ready to show the nation that he’s not just about stats, but winning the national title as well. He’s never been one to crumble under pressure and the rest of the country will find that out soon enough.

Could you imagine losing Cook in the middle of the season with an injury and having to replace him with a guy who has never started a game? That would be devastating for this team, no matter how talented Tyler O’Connor and Damion Terry are.

Cook is virtually irreplaceable and next season, one of those two QBs will have gigantic shoes to fill.

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