Scouting the Big 10 - Michigan State

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

The Spartans have three solid prospects on offense who could be selected in the early-to-middle rounds starting next April.

LJ Scott struggled with injuries last season but when healthy and on his game, he’s a complete running back who can dominate the action.

Scott has the size and power to pound the interior and enough short-area quickness to make defenders miss and turn the corner as well as the hands to be a receiving threat out of the backfield.

I was really impressed by his ability during the 2016 campaign, and Scott flashed dominance when healthy last season. In my opinion he’s a better version of Royce Freeman, who was selected by the Denver Broncos in the third round last April.

Felton Davis is a tall, game-controlling receiver with reliable hands. He does a terrific job working back to the quarterback and consistently comes away with the difficult catch. There’s an obvious lack of quickness and speed in his game, which will depress his draft stock.

Cole Chewins is a tall, hulking left tackle who I believe will ultimately move to the right side. He plays with great quickness and blocks with leverage. Chewins still needs a bit of work on his game but comes with a large upside.

NFL Prospects from Michigan State

Grade

Round

Full Name

Pos

Year

#

3.62

3rd

LJ Scott

RB

4Sr

3

3.41

5th

Felton Davis

WR

4Sr

18

3.40

5th

Cole Chewins

T

4Jr

61

3.35

6th

Joe Bachie

ILB

3Jr

35

3.34

6th

David Dowell

S

4Jr

6

3.34

6th

Kenny Willekes

DE

4Jr

48

3.30

6-7

Raequan Williams

DT

4Jr

99

3.27

7th

David Beedle

G

5Sr

 

3.21

FA

Khari Willis

S

4Sr

27

3.18

FA

Andrew Dowell

OLB

4Sr

5

3.12

FA

Darrell Stewart Jr.

WR

4Jr

25

3.00

FA

Brian Lewerke

QB

4Jr

14

2.80

FA

Collin Lucas

FB

5Sr

40