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Banks Of The Red Cedar:
Greetings, Spartans faithful, Mr. and Mrs. America, and you, whoever you are. Not wanting to appear as though I am only ringing in the new season with regard to Le’Veon Bell, I thought it best to do a quick post on the rest of this year’s NFL rookie class with MSU origins. I got a list, here’s the order of my list that it’s in.
Selected by the Dolphins in the fourth round(106), Sims is expected to push for playing time this season and at the very least should find work in double tight end sets. It appears as though Dion has shed a few pounds and is beginning his new venture with a positive attitude.
Selected by the Bucs in the fourth round(126), Big Will is slated as a backup for now but he landed on a decent team and his contract should go a long way toward taking care of his family.
Now we enter the realm of the UDFA’s…
Johnny signed with the Texans shorty after the draft and as is the case with any player who is undrafted, he will have to fight to hold a roster spot. I think he will stick, as I was a little surprised that he didn’t get drafted somewhere in the late rounds to begin with. Sure, he got lit up on plenty of occasions, but he does possess a solid skill set. We shall see.
Anthony Rashad White:
Picked up by the Steelers so he can hang out with Le’Veon at least! Plus, the Steelers love them some hard working D linemen and can never have enough of them around.
Snagged by the Patriots. Belichick and all that. You know. Definitely worse places he could have gone.
If you want a little more on the above three, check out this MLive post. Not a ton of information there but more than I’m including!
As reported by the official MSU Twitter feed, Caper was signed by Oakland on April 28th. Larry was also going all jiu jitsu in preparation for the rigors of the NFL.
Also picked up by the Raiders, White is projected as a special teams player on this site. I’m sure he would be happy to start with that and see what transpires.
That’s all for now as I believe I have all the players who landed with an NFL team this year covered. I know that we all wish them well.
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