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Spartan running back Le’Veon Bell and tight end Dion Sims will forgo their senior season’s to enter the NFL draft.
Le’Veon was Michigan State’s offense this year, and often carried the team to a win; including the bowl victory over TCU. He rushed for 1,793 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, and is high on the Spartan’s all-time rushing list while ranking 6th with 33 rushing touchdowns and 7th with 3,346 yards. Bell is rated as the 2nd running back in the draft and 81st overall player, according to ESPN’s Scouts Inc.
Dion Sims appeared to be one of the only consistent catching threats for the Spartans though he missed some games due to injury. Despite the injury problems Sims was able to record 36 receptions for 475 yards and 2 touchdowns. Sims is rated the nation’s number 4 tight end and 77th overall, according to ESPN’s Scouts Inc.
Rumors emerged that Defensive End William Gholston would be entering the NFL draft as well, but no definitive answer has emerged yet. Gholston’s mother informed the Detroit Free Press that William will be making his decision in the next few days.
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