3. TOP MICHIGAN STATE PLAYERS
Best Michigan State Offensive Player
WR Cody White, Jr.
Call this a massive projection, but White has the 6-3, 218-pound size and the deep speed to become fantastic.
The hope is for Brian Lewerke to step back up and become the star of the O, and it would be nice if a killer running back emerges, but for an offense that needs more firepower, White missed four games banged up, but he still caught 42 passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns – and was one of the few offensive bright spots in the Redbox Bowl with six grabs.
2. QB Brian Lewerke, Sr.
3. PK Matt Coughlin, Jr.
4. RB Connor Heyward, Jr.
5. WR Darrell Stewart, Sr.
Best Michigan State Defensive Player
LB Joe Bachie, Sr.
Throw the names of just about every Michigan State defensive starter into a hat, pick one out, and you might have the one who’ll be the team’s best player.
Bachie, though, is the 6-3, 238-pound leader and star of the great D, returning for one more year after leading the way with 102 tackles – and 202 over the last two years – with a sack and an interception. He might not do too much behind the line, but he’s good in pass protection and gets in on everything against the run.
2. DE Kenny Willekes, Sr.
3. DT Raequan Williams, Sr.
4. S David Dowell, Sr.
5. DT Mike Panasiuk, Jr.