Buccaneers: Michigan State 2018 NFL Draft prospects

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 28: Chris Frey /

The Michigan State Spartans have a number of players looking to get selected in the NFL Draft, but only one with reason to be confident teams like the Buccaneers may call his name during the seven rounds in April.

When the Buccaneers welcome a new crew of rookies, there are likely to be some big-name schools contributing to the group.

Michigan State’s William Gholston has carved himself a niche on the roster, and may be welcoming some fellow Spartans to the locker room in Tampa Bay.

Here are the Seniors leaving Michigan State for professional pastures.

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Center, Brian Allen

Defensive End, Demetrius Cooper

Offensive Tackle, Dennis Finley

Linebacker, Chris Frey

Linebacker, Sean Harrington

Running Back, Gerald Holmes

Linebacker, Shane Jones

Tight End, Hussein Kadry

Wide Receiver, Brock Makaric

Fullback, Joe Palange

Kicker, Brett Scanlon

Quarterback, Damion Terry

Senior to Watch: Center, Brian Allen

Allen is the Spartan with the best shot of making it on to an NFL roster via the draft. He just so happens to play at a position which could use some depth for the Buccaneers.

Depending on how his workouts go, he stands a chance to significantly help his chances of getting drafted.

First, his appearance at the Shrine Game this year is going to be huge. If he does well, then he may even border on being a Top-5 center in the 2018 class.

Interior linemen are an area of need for Tampa Bay, so depending on who is left on the board, it’s not outside the realm of possibility this young man could catch the eye of the Bucs’ offensive staff.

Next: Divisional Loser Free-Agents

There are no underclassmen entering the NFL Draft from Michigan State this year, despite a record number of early entrants this year.

2018’s class of Spartans may not be totally overwhelming, but there’s still some value to find. Undrafted free-agents have been a strong suit for Jason Licht and his scouting department.

Which Spartans are you keeping an eye on as the Buccaneers try to build on their remaining roster?

David Harrison is one of the Buccaneers Co-Experts for The Pewter Plank. You can reach him about this or any other NFL topic on Facebook, or on Twitter.