Here is #16
HT: 6-7 WT: 315
Position: Offensive Tackle
Experience: Two-time letter winner
2012 Season: Burkland returned after missing the majority of the 2011 season but missed the first game of the season due to a hand injury. After his return in week two, the Ohio native would finish the season with 11 starts at right tackles leading the Spartans with 58 knockdowns.
Strengths: Has great physical size and the ability to play on the left or right side of the line. Also brings big-game experience.
Weaknesses: Injuries have hampered Burkland in his overall development the past two seasons and talk since late spring has been of him retiring from the game.
Overall: While many feel Burkland has already played his final game for the Spartans, we feel he'll return to give things at least one more run. There is no question the number of injuries suffered during his career may have dampened his spirit, however, having known the massive tackle since his high school days, we are extremely confident he's set to return for 2013 and the reason he's on our list.