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As teams are concluding their seasons, wrapping up bowl games, this is the time of the year that juniors decide whether they will return to college for their senior season or opt for the 2013 NFL Draft. Three members of the 2012 Michigan State Spartans have opted to enter the NFL lottery in April. RB Le’Veon Bell, DE Will Gholston and TE Dion Sims.
The decision for Bell to enter the draft is a no-brainer. He is a powerful back that lacks truly elite speed. Bell was a workhorse for the Spartans in 2012, carrying the ball 382 times. He rushed for 1,793 yards while scoring 12 touchdowns. He has shown the ability to carry the ball a lot, only twice in 13 games did Bell record fewer than 20 carries, and finished the season with 30 or more carries in his last four games. There is no reason for Bell to return to the Spartans and possibly suffer an injury given his workload. Several draft sites have Bell rated as the fourth best rusher in this year’s class.
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Today, Michigan State juniors William Gholston, Le’Veon Bell and Dion Sims all declared for the NFL Draft. I brought in Chris Vannini and Mike Wilson from The Only Colors to discuss whether they made the right decision or not.
Jameson: Personally, I don’t think it was the right decision. Lots of things go into whether a player...
In the mind of Michigan State tight end Dion Sims the time was right for him to take his talents to the next level. Sims and Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio released statements on Thursday afternoon about the decision.
Michigan State defensive end William Gholston is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Gholston says in an open letter released by the school that he is excited about the future and promises to represent the school with ''class, dignity, and professionalism.''
Gholston is one of three Michigan State underclassman to announce his intentions to turn pro...
Following Michigan State’s victory over TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl last Saturday, much of the attention of Spartan football fans then turned to whether or not their star running back, Le’Veon Bell would be leaving for the NFL.
And now after several reports all week of the hiring of an agent, thus ensuring his departure, it became official Thursday, as several other...
Michigan State defensive lineman William Gholston officially announced his intentions to enter the 2013 NFL Draft on Saturday, via a letter released by the athletic department.
In it, Gholston thanked the Spartans fans for their support, then explained his decision.
Here’s the text of the letter, courtesy of BTN.com:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone...
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Le’Veon Bell and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio released the following statements about the Spartans star running back leaving the program with a year of eligibility remaining.
Friday saw another of Mark Dantonio’s top performers make public his decision to forgo his final year at Michigan State as defensive end William Gholston used Twitter to let Spartan fans know his decision.
Michigan State defensive end William Gholston releases the following open letter about his decision to forgo his senior season.
The Michigan State Spartans are still awaiting word on the futures of Le’Veon Bell and William Gholston, but they reportedly will have to say goodbye to another key member of this year’s team:
Michigan State tight end Dion Sims will enter the NFL draft, according to a source
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 2, 2013
Sims had 36 catches for 375 yards and two touchdowns during...