No Michigan State Spartans Were Drafted for the First Time in 80 Years

By 11W Staff on May 1, 2021 at 6:54 pm
Kids pose with Sparty during the 2019 Metro Detroit Youth Day at Belle Isle Park in Detroit on Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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Last year Michigan State kept its 79-year NFL Draft streak alive when Jacksonville took Josiah Scott late in the 4th round. Kenny Willekes heard his name called in the 7th round, and that was it for the Spartans.

This year that streak came to an end. 

Michigan State was one of six Power 5 schools that did not have a single player drafted this year, along with Kansas, Rutgers, Utah, Virginia and Washington State (h/t RedditCFB).

Ohio State's NFL Draft streak stands at 24 years. No Buckeyes were taken in 1998, when the team entered the offseason with a nearly unanimous No.1 national ranking.

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