Pre-NFL Draft Reading

Looking back on stories new and old on Michigan State's seniors heading into the NFL Draft.

Michigan State has arguably the best season in school history and the result is a crop of players with opportunities at the next level.

Here is looking back at some stories on seniors from fall camp up until this week as the NFL Draft nears:

2013 Spartans cement legacy among the best - January 2, 2014

With a school record in wins, this edition of MSU thinks it could be the best in school history.

Dennard stays thankful for opportunity at MSU - July 26, 2013

A "diamond in the rough" as a recruit, Michigan State's senior reflects on the journey he took to MSU and says he remains thankful to be a Spartan -- and for one more year.

Elsworth on the hunt for an opportunity - May 7, 2014

After a storybook ending to a Michigan State career that began as a walk-on, the former Spartans linebacker is seeking a spot at the next level.

After six years at MSU, Hoover looking at the NFL - May 8, 2014

Former Spartan defensive tackle on the radar of a couple teams in particular, but has heard from around 18 teams in recent days leading up the NFL Draft.

Spartans "get Fou home" to end journey - December 26, 2013

Michigan State senior will play his final game in the Rose Bowl in front of more family and friends than have seen him play in three years. Fonoti, teammates and coaches talks about heading home, the journey it has been for the California native.

Maxwell "part of the story" for the Spartans - December 31, 2013

Michigan State's senior quarterback talks about his season, the time he spent learning a new role and what his experiences were like in his final season as a Spartan.

Impactful Jones happy to be at the Rose Bowl - December 31, 2013

Senior linebacker aiming to become a coach one day and has been helping on the sidelines all year since an MCL injury against Notre Dame. He talks about his time in East Lansing, the future and the coaches share what he has meant to the team.

Fonoti eager to show scouts what he can do - March 5, 2014

Former MSU offensive tackle has been hard at work getting ready for Michigan State's pro day since the Spartans won the Rose Bowl. He talks about his past couple months, from Pasadena to Cincinnati to Naples to East Lansing.

Bullough: I'm past that" - March 12, 2014

Former MSU linebacker back in East Lansing for pro day, focused on the future not what's behind with Rose Bowl suspension.

Lewis looks to write different ending - December 7, 2013

Indianapolis native returns to hometown with plans to leave with a better story in the Big Ten Championship Game.

Conway's dedication proves "huge inspiration" - August 16, 2013

Fifth-year senior says "there were times" where he almost gave up due to injuries. Now, he is in better shape and fighting for playing time.

Dennard takes home Thorpe award - December 12, 2013

Michigan State cornerback becomes first Jim Thorpe award winning in school history.

Dennard racks up All-American honors, awards ($) - December 22, 2013

Senior becomes MSU's first consensus All-American cornerback, Jim Thorpe award winner. He talks about those honors and how the legacy of strong secondary play was continued with him -- and where it goes now.

Pro day reminds of change in MSU football ($) - March 13, 2014

The culture of winning is present in East Lansing, but Mark Dantonio says it's more than just the wins and losses that have made Michigan State successful -- and a destination for NFL scouts.

Seniors brace for emotions of final home game ($) - November 29, 2013

Eighteen seniors will play their final game at Spartan Stadium on Saturday against Minnesota -- with a chance to complete three undefeated home slates in four seasons.

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