Michigan State Football: Linebackers Outlook

With the 2015 season officially over, it’s officially time to look ahead to next season. As we know all to well, it’s never too early to talk about anything in college football, period. Fear not though, this isn’t one of those 2017 mock drafts, you’re probably safe from those until at least the night of the first round. This is about Michigan State, and more over their linebackers...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State football: Linebacker preview

Michigan State football returns in exactly three weeks, and we continue doing our position-by-position preview by taking a look at the linebackers…Which would’ve been a lot more fun to do with a potential All-American in the mix. Projected starters: Darien Harris (STAR), Riley Bullough (MIKE), Chris Frey Jr. (SAM) Overview: Well, the Ed Davis season-ending injury really put...
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State football: A family business

There are numerous reasons why a recruit chooses to attend a certain athletic program. Maybe he likes the coaches. Maybe the scheme in college matches what the recruit ran in high school. Maybe he was promised early playing time. Even though those reasons may still play a factor in recruits deciding to play at Spartan Stadium, the seemingly number one reason is that the Michigan...
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Potential breakout defensive player

Over the next few weeks, my colleague Matt Hoeppner and I will be starting a small series that will give you a few Michigan State football players that you will want to keep your eye on throughout the course of the upcoming season. We begin our series by looking at a couple potential defensive players that are poised to break out in 2015. With so many players that have significant...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State touting NFL talent coming back for Spartan summer camps

If the branding of Michigan State football were not already clear, it should be now that plans are coming into focus for the Spartans June 13 camp. reports the confirmed contributors include more than a half dozen recent Spartans who have gone through East Lansing en route to a place many of those high schoolers who plan to attend the camp likely want to be: the NFL. Max...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

A Case for the Chicago Bears Stealing Max Bullough

Linebacker is widely considered one of, if not the biggest problem on the Chicago Bears roster.  Could they infuse it with some life by swiping Max Bullough away from Houston? D.J. Williams and Jon Bostic remain flawed in the middle The problems for the Bears really begin and end in the middle.  For all of training camp and preseason the position has been volleyed back and forth...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Now No. 8 Spartans can focus on Oregon

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) For all that Michigan State's defense has proven over the last year or so, this may be the most compelling test yet. After routing Jacksonville State to open the season Friday night, the eighth-ranked Spartans are heading west to face No. 3 Oregon. The Ducks' dynamic, fast-paced offense should pose quite a challenge for Michigan State, but the defending...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Football: Biggest questions going into 2014 season

Despite going 13-1 last season and winning the first Rose Bowl for Michigan State in over a half-century, there is still some uncertainty surrounding the MSU football team. Many key seniors have departed, and the current players are still adjusting to their new roles on the team. Here is a rundown of the three biggest question marks for the Spartans going into next season. 3. WILL...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Eight undrafted Michigan State players sign NFL contracts

Darqueze Dennard was taken 24th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2014 NFL Draft and although he was the only Michigan State player taken, eight other Spartans have signed with NFL teams. MSU’s eight undrafted signees are the most of any B1G team.   LB Max Bullough, Houston Texans WR Bennie Fowler, Denver Broncos LB Denicos Allen, Carolina Panthers S Isaiah Lewis, Cincinnati...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Steel City Blitz Final 7-Round Steelers Mock

It’s been a long, grueling process of trying to figure out what direction the Steelers might go in the 2014 draft… And the fact is if I hit on 2 of these picks I’ll be completely shocked. It’s wrong, it’s pointless, but I think it’s also fun to speculate. Part of the reason it’s nearly impossible to figure out is that the Steelers likely have no idea how things will...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: 6 Late-Round Options To Watch

The best term to describe the upcoming NFL draft would be to call it a hypothesis, an educated guess backed up by scientific data that leads to an agreed upon solution or reasonable conclusion.  The draft experts research hundreds of hours of video evidence on each athlete; they dive into the backgrounds and do as much due diligence to come up with a supposed value proposition for...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins: 7- Round Mock Drafts (4 Of Them!)

The NFL draft begins a week from Thursday, which means is time for more Redskins 7-round mock drafts! As always, we use the “On The Clock” mock draft simulator from our friends at FanSpeak. A fourth scouting service has been added with FanSpeak, Walter Football and OurLads joined by Draft TV. We simulated a full mock draft with each of the sources and utilized the Optimum Scouting...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State defense appears primed for an encore

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- It was fitting that the Michigan State spring game began with an interception on the first play from scrimmage. Yes, the Spartans have lost a few big names off their sensational defense from a season ago, but coach Mark Dantonio isn't planning on a major drop-off. "We'll come up with turnovers and we'll compete," Dantonio said. "Our defensive staff will...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Draftable Broncos: Max Bullough, MLB, Michigan State

Michigan State ILB [MaxBullough] is one of the many options at MLB in the mid-rounds of this year’s draft. This isn’t a particularly strong year at ILB, with many of the options LBs who could be converted to ILB, with little prior experience at the position. C.J. Mosley and Ryan Shazier are the top two MLB prospects, and both are better fits for the WILL spot in a 4-3 like the...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Michigan State LB Max Bullough

Good friend Dave-Te' Thomas of Scouting Services has finished his player profiles of several of the top 2014 NFL Draft prospects and over the course of the next few weeks I will be posting the ones that the Pittsburgh Steelers will more than likely have interest in. While Michigan State LB Max Bullough apparently hasn't […] Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Michigan...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Have Been In Contact Quite A Bit With Michigan State LB Max Bullough

The Pittsburgh Steelers could very well address the inside linebacker position next month during the 2014 NFL Draft and if they do, one late-round prospect probably won't be surprised if he gets a call from head coach Mike Tomlin on draft day. According to Mike Griffith of , Michigan State middle linebacker Max Bullough has […] Steelers Have Been In Contact Quite A...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Montana’s Brock Coyle,  Alabama’s C.J. Mosley,  and Max Bullough of Michigan State were all some of college football’s most dominant defensive players in 2013. With the NFL Draft gradually approaching,  the attention on these players has sky-rocketed.  Whether good or bad,  these three guys have warranted looks from many NFL scouts. The Cincinnati Bengals have arguably...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers in ideal spot to draft, groom an inside linebacker

“Some say that it’s a dying position.” “Run stuffers are out; guys who can cover the field from sideline to sideline are in.” Those are just a couple things that Buck Stanton of cover32 said about the inside linebacker position Monday as he ranked the top 10 ILBs in this year’s NFL draft. And it’s true. Job duties for inside linebackers are changing as the league becomes...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the New York Giants select any of these top ILB draft prospects?

Though linebacker has often been a spot of weakness for the New York Giants in recent years, the linebacking corps appears primed to star for the G-Men in 2014. They re-signed key contributor Jon Beason this offseason, ensuring that the team’s leading tackle during his 12-game duration in New York will anchor the middle of their defense. With that in mind, it’s unlikely they...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Anthony Barr, Darqueze Dennard and Max Bullough Performances Led March 11 Pro Days

Despite free agency being at the forefront of NFL executives’ minds, the NFL draft process didn’t go away, and the Pro Day circuit continued on. While none of the big quarterbacks worked out for scouts, the UCLA and Michigan State Pro Days still attracted heavy interest from NFL teams. Anthony Barr impressed scouts and showed while he’s firmly in the top-10 discussion,...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Anthony Barr, Darqueze Dennard and Max Bullough Performances Led March 11 Pro Days

Despite free agency being at the forefront of NFL executives’ minds, the NFL draft process didn’t go away, and the Pro Day circuit continued on. While none of the big quarterbacks worked out for scouts, the UCLA and Michigan State Pro Days still attracted heavy interest from NFL teams. Anthony Barr impressed scouts and showed while he’s firmly in the top-10 discussion...
Via Optimum Scouting
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Max Bullough showcases strength at NFL Combine

Nobody is going to question Max Bullough's strength, but what about his quickness? Bullough, a standout linebacker at Michigan State, tied for the most bench-press reps among the linebackers at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, putting up 225 pounds a total of 30 times. Bullough measured in at 6-foot-3, 249 pounds after weighing 265 at the East-West Shrine game in mid-January...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets 7 Round NFL Mock Draft

It is nearly impossible to know how the board will fall come May. With that being said, the Jets needs are obvious. Things will change after free agency, but lets take at some potential prospects the Jets might select. Pre-mock notes: -Not one single person has a clue how the board will fall. While some players may seem like a reach and some may seem unrealistic, keep in mind there...
Via Turn On The Jets
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Football: Max Bullough continues with his “decline to comment” strategy

Max Bullough is talking. But he’s not answering the question that many MSU fans want answered: why was he suspended for the Rose Bowl game? It is clear that it was not a criminal activity as that would have played out in the courts by now. It is also clear that it is not an NCAA violation as we here at isportsweb exclusively reported after MSU responded to our FOIA request. Today...
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State's Bullough: 'I made a mistake'

Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough broke his silence Saturday, but he wouldn't discuss the reason he was suspended for the Rose Bowl. "I made a mistake," Bullough told reporters at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. "I let down my teammates. I let down my coaches I let down my family. "But right now I'm moving forward." Bullough said NFL clubs are aware of the reason for his suspension...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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