#8 Brian Allen
Only a junior, Allen will be the leader of the Spartans offensive line in 2016. Two-year letterman who has played in 26 games with 13 starts has proven his toughness and leadership abilities. A move to guard could use his athletic ability during pull plays.
Posted 12 starts and played in all 14 games saw Allen take reps at left guard and center. Added second-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media. May have played his best game against Ohio State in the Spartans big win over the Buckeyes.
WHY HE MADE THE COUNTDOWN
We fully expect Allen to continue taking his game up a level and use his natural leadership abilities to help a young Spartans offensive line gel early in the season. With two seasons ahead of him we would not be surprised if Allen is selected a captain. Will no longer be overshadowed by his older brother Jack Allen.