Spartan 66 Player Ranking #52

In looking at players on the current roster and players getting ready to enter Michigan State this fall, SpartanDigest.com presents its Spartan 66 Rankings. What is our reason for naming sixty-six Spartans? Michigan State last won a National Championship in 1966. We're now at player #52.

SD Ranking: #52

Johnathan Strayhorn

Position: Defensive End

Exp: Redshirt Junior

Has continued to improve over the course of his career and will be looking to add more playing time this fall. While short in height, Strayhorn does a good job of keeping his pad level low and using leverage.

Strengths: Physical strength, quickness.

Weakness: Height

Overall: Over the years Mark Dantonio has shown he has no problem playing shorter defensive ends that can get off the ball. Strayhorn has continued to give the effort needed to get playing time and will look to push those looking to earn a starting spot.

Why He Made The List: Solid player who should continue to improve by the time the season rolls around. Has 19 games under his belt and has worked hard since coming from Harmony Prep School.


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