This week, the focus is on the linebackers — one of the most impressive units of the 2013 season that will feature some new faces next season after the departure of a few key players.
The 2013 season was the most successful season Michigan State football has had in decades. The senior class is arguably the best in the team’s history. They won more games than any other senior class, including two Big Ten Championships, 3 three consecutive bowl games and were the 100th Rose Bowl Game champions. With all that talent and experience, several Spartan seniors hoped to hear their name called at the 2014 NFL draft.
Most of them did not get the call.
Darqueze Dennard is the only Spartan projected to be drafted in the first round.
The first team you see with a need at cornerback is the Detroit Lions at pick No. 10. I have said many times that I think it will be a mistake for Detroit to pass up on Dennard, but it is a mistake they are likely going to make.
Michigan State enjoyed a dream season in 2013, finishing 13-1 with a Rose Bowl victory over Stanford.
Now, over two months removed from that season, the Spartans have began reaping the benefits. They wrapped up one of the best recruiting classes in the conference after National Signing Day.
On Monday, the Big Ten announced its All-Big Ten football team voted on by coaches. MSU seniors Max Bullough, Darqueze Dennard and Isaiah Lewis, juniors Kurtis Drummond and Mike Sadler, and sophomore Shilique Calhoun were all named to the first team. Read More…