Inside the Numbers: 5 reasons why Michigan State is struggling in 2016

So the Michigan State Spartans have certainly seen better days in recent program history. This past Saturday, they faltered again the second half in their 31-14 loss at home against the BYU Cougars. The loss was their third straight on the season, putting them under .500 this late into a season since 2012 when they finished the … Read more

Michigan State center Brian Allen named to Rimington Trophy watch list

On Tuesday in the college football world, the preseason watch lists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards respectively were revealed. For the offense-based Maxwell Award, two Michigan Wolverines receivers were mentioned. As for the Bednarik ‘Defensive POY’ Award, three Wolverines and two Michigan State Spartans were listed. Earlier on Wednesday, the watch list for the John Mackey … Read more

MSU coach Mark Dantonio ‘frustrated’ with Spartans falling in NFL Draft

Very few things can make a college football coach more proud than seeing his players graduate and move to the professional level, whether it is on the field or off. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio is no different. He saw 13 players have their name among the best NFL prospects heading into last week’s event … Read more

7 former Spartans sign with NFL teams as undrafted free agents

Despite not being taken in this year’s NFL Draft, eight Michigan State players continued their journey to the NFL by signing as undrafted free agents this weekend. Here is a list of Spartans who signed with NFL teams following the draft and where they stand heading into mini-camp. Jack Allen, C, New Orleans Saints The 2-time … Read more

Updated Day 2 NFL mock draft

Just when you think you are done with NFL mock drafts, “SURPRISE!” The first-round is officially over and it is time to predict the second day of the draft– rounds two and three. With a better understanding of the direction each organization went on day one, we have a slightly better idea of team needs … Read more

Day 2 draft targets for the Detroit Lions

Round 1 of the 2016 NFL draft is done and there is still plenty of talent left on the board for the Detroit Lions. After selecting offensive tackle Taylor Decker in the first, the Lions could look to address other positions of need such as strong safety, defensive end, center or linebacker. Here a few … Read more

The Detroit Lions prospects of interest

With the 2016 pre-draft scouting process coming to the end, the Detroit Lions are winding down on their visits with potential draft selections. The Detroit scouting staff has interacted with a long list of prospects this season– at least relative to years past. Not every single interview or workout makes it to the media, but the … Read more

Detroit Lions ‘All Local’ 7-Round NFL Mock Draft

With the 2016 NFL Draft nearly upon us, we are confident that you have probably read more than your fair share of mock drafts, each of which probably had the Detroit Lions selecting a different player. So, we thought it would be fun to create a mock draft for the Lions using only players from … Read more

5 roster holes the Detroit Lions still need to address

[tps_header]With exactly a month until the 2016 NFL Draft in Chicago, the Detroit Lions still have some glaring holes in their roster that need attention prior to next season. Here are 5 positions the Lions could tackle in either the upcoming draft or in free agency.[/tps_header] [tps_title]1. Offensive tackle[/tps_title] It is no secret that the … Read more

Conklin, Glasgow among top OL performers in Combine workouts

The NFL Scouting Combine got underway on Friday. The offensive lineman were one of three positions to start the wave of on-field workouts. Among those showcasing their physical talents were Michigan’s Graham Glasgow and Michigan State’s Jack Conklin and Jack Allen. Conklin is expected to be drafted in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft, while Glasgow … Read more

Detroit Lions Perfect 2016 NFL Draft: Every pick revealed Vol. 1

  [tps_header] The Detroit Lions finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 7-9 record. That being said, they did play well down the stretch, going 6-2 in the second half of the season. If newly hired general manager Bob Quinn makes the right decisions in both free agency and the NFL Draft, the Lions could … Read more

5 players from MSU’s 2016 class that will make an immediate impact

[tps_header] The Michigan State Spartans on National Signing Day received letters of intent from many of their early commits, bringing their total to 20. Despite missing out on some notable, high-profile names throughout the day and a top target putting his signing day on hold due to a pending legal issue, Michigan State finished with their highest-ranked … Read more

Senior Bowl: 15 players Lions fans should watch

[tps_header] It’s that time of year again where die-hard fans are clinging to just about anything that somewhat resembles the game of football. Today, the best college senior prospects in the country will attend the Senior Bowl All-Star game in Mobile, Alabama. Unlike the Pro Bowl, these broke student-athletes will have plenty of motivation to … Read more

Top 10 NFL Draft prospects from Michigan-based collegiate programs

The 2016 NFL Draft takes place on April 28th through the 30th at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. As with any NFL Draft, plenty of athletes from different schools and different states will be showcased. Here is a look at the Top 10 NFL Draft prospects from Michigan based collegiate programs:   10: Kavon … Read more

Great Lakes State to be well-represented at 2016 Senior Bowl

The 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl will have quite a contingent from the state of Michigan as five seniors from Michigan, Michigan State, and Western Michigan will showcase their skills for NFL scouts in preparation for this year’s NFL Draft. The Spartans lead the Mitten State with three representatives with wide receiver Aaron Burbridge, center Jack … Read more

Connor Cook feeling ‘confident he’ll be 100 percent’ for Cotton Bowl

With a little more than two weeks away from their college football playoff vs. the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Michigan State Spartans, and senior quarterback Connor Cook, are beginning their preparation for arguably their biggest game in school history. For Cook, it is more than sitting down and looking at film. He suffered a shoulder injury in a November … Read more