Spartan 66 2011 Ranking #40

The Michigan State Spartans won a share of the Big Ten title in 2010. Last year, looked in-depth at sixty-six Spartans and their importance to the team's success. We look at 66 Spartans as 1966 was the last time MSU won a National Championship. It is now time to look at the #40 ranked Spartan in 2011.

Denzel Drone

SD 2011 Ranking : #40

Position: Defensive End

Experience : Redshirt Sophomore

Strengths : Experience gained last season and the ability to push William Gholston.

Weakness : Undersized at only 6-foot-2.

Overall : Drone continues to take his game to another level and fits the mold of defensive ends Pat Narduzzi has used over the years. He might not have the height of Gholston, but showed in 2010 he can get the job done.

Why They Made The List : Last season gave Drone a chance to hit the field and he ended up making four starts. The Florida native will again be a key part of the Spartans defense as he'll battle against William Gholston for reps and starts.

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