Spartans Ready to Storm Indy

Six former Michigan State Spartans head to Indianapolis (IN) to show they are ready to take their game to the NFL. Here is a quick look at each of the Spartans on the eve of the NFL Combine.

How good was the talent Mark Dantonio brought to Michigan State since he took over the program? Very good if you go by the fact six former Spartans have been invited Indianapolis (IN) to take part in the NFL Combine.

Here is a quick look at each former Spartan.

Edwin Baker – Leaving a year early was a risk Baker was willing to take. His departure was not a surprise to the MSU coaching staff as Baker received fewer carries as the season progressed. Despite his drop in production, Baker still has a solid skill set and will need to have a solid performance in Indy to get a buzz started. He is one of 30 running backs expected to be showcasing their talents. Right now Baker is projected as a sixth round pick.

Kirk Cousins – The former three-year captain has done a great job of showing why he was able to help the Spartans to two of the best seasons in school history since leaving campus. Considered by many to be the fifth best signal caller in the draft, Cousins will look to raise his stock level as he's projected at this time to go in the fourth round. Can Cousins beat out former teammate Nick Foles? If he does he'll raise his stock and the amount of his paycheck.

B.J. Cunningham – The go-to receiver will have to fight off the negatives (not fast enough or quick enough) just as he did coming out of high school. Projected early as a sixth round pick, Cunningham can raise his stock if he shows well in the forty. All he does is make plays and someone is going to get a receiver they can count on.

Keshawn Martin – As Spartan fans know, Martin has speed and the ability to make big plays on special teams. Not a polished receiver, Martin will have to show well in the forty and during pass catching drills. Projected as a possible fifth round pick, Martin could move up with a great combine.

Trenton Robinson – The Bay City, Michigan product may be the lesser known of the combine Spartans. However, going into the combine some projections have him as a fourth round selection. A solid combine could bump Robinson up into the third round.

Jerel Worthy - With the blessing of the Spartans coaching staff, Worthy left a year early and for good reasons. Projected as early as a first rounder and no later than a second, Worthy is in for a big payday unless he just has a terrible combine. The defensive tackle has the physical size and the terrific first step that makes him a special player.

Scout.com will be hosting a live blog starting on Thursday from the combine and you can follow it by clicking the following link.

NFL Combine Blog Link


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