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Linking Laconically is getting hit with reality

Mel Kiper Jr. takes a look at MSU's players headed to the NFL Draft.

Mark A. Cunningham

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.: Bell not quick out of blocks, Sims needs strong combine, Gholston short on technique, Adams' stock falling |
"Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio attempted to balance that out for his players, showing them data on players who leave early and explaining the upside of staying for another season and significantly improving their draft stock."

Michigan State's Adreian Payne could return to starting lineup, replacing Denzel Valentine |
"Payne went 13-for-13 in field goal attempts at one point during the past three games, and now he's under consideration to return to the starting lineup."

Jets Sign OT D.J. Young | The Jets Blog
"The Jets have signed former Michigan State offensive tackle D.J. Young. Young spent the 2011 season on the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad and competed during the 2012 preseason to replace the injured Levi Brown at left tackle."

Detroit Lions sign former Michigan State WR Devin Thomas according to player's Twitter account |
Thomas retired after winning the Super Bowl with the Giants, but decided he wanted more this year.

Draymond Green keeps an eye on Michigan State, supports Keith Appling as Spartans' point guard |

"Appling has struggled shooting during Michigan State's four-game win streak in the Big Ten, but Green says that's part of growing as a player."

The State News :: MSU ice hockey hopes to pick up big wins in weekend series
"The MSU hockey team got a taste of sweet victory last weekend, and as Travis Walsh put it, when you get a taste of something good, you’re going to want more."

Keith Appling may soon become Michigan State's third captain | Michigan State Spartans | Detroit Free Press |
"Wednesday's sports world did not lack for headlines, and Michigan State created its share, but coach Tom Izzo dropped another news item long after his team finished a strange day with an 81-72 win over Penn State."