The Michigan State Spartans have their fair share of impact talents to work with on their road to College Football Playoff glory in 2015, and these next guys are the biggest assets of all. Here's our list of the 6 Best Michigan State Football Players For 2015:
6) OT Jack Conklin, Jr.
At 6-6 and 317 pounds, the All-Big Ten performer has the size and just enough athleticism to be a nightmare for quick pass rushers. The two-year starter is a former walk-on, and while he may not be the anchor of Michigan State's line, he's arguably the most important piece.
5) FS RJ Williamson, Sr.
The team’s third-leading tackler, Williamson can play either safety spot with the capability of making plenty of big plays. Williamson has great range and hitting ability with his 6'0", 214-pound size, and relies on his ball skills to wreak havoc in the passing game.
4) C Jack Allen, Sr.
Allen was the All-Big Ten rock for Michigan State's offensive line last year, and is entering his fourth season as the starter. He has the versatility to play either guard or center, but turned out to be better in the middle because of his connection with QB Connor Cook.
3) LB Ed Davis, Sr.
The 6-3, 233-pound big hitter was the team’s fourth-leading tackler last season with 58 stops, seven sacks, and 12 tackles for loss. He's the heart and soul of the Spartans defense, and his hitting and physical play usually sets the tone for how they play.
2) DE Shilique Calhoun, Sr.
The 6-5, 250-pounder recorded 39 tackles, eight sacks, and 12.5 tackles for loss despite being the focused on every single play. He has an elite combination of size, quickness off the snap, and closing ability, and he’s bypassed the NFL to be the star of another good-looking defensive front with the hope of winning a championship at Michigan State.
1) QB Connor Cook, Sr.
Cook is widely considered one of the top NFL prospects in the college game, but scouts seem to agree that he needs another year of seasoning before he'll be ready. He showed flashes of greatness for the Spartans this season, but he wasn't the focal point of the offense. That will change this year with running back Jeremy Langford headed to the NFL, and he's more than ready for the challenge.Back to the Michigan State Spartans Newsfeed