Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Break From Basketball

During this last week when the sports world was singularly focused on NCAA basketball, there was an important day for MSU football. Michigan State's Pro Day was Wednesday, and many of the senior football players with ambitions beyond getting their degree were in attendance at the Duffy Daugherty Indoor Practice Facility.

While most of the 20+ scouts were focused on running back Javon Ringer and his recovery from a knee surgery before the NFL combine, an increasing focus seems to be on the prospects of quarterback Brian Hoyer. The Detroit News ran an article about how former Spartan Devin Thomas returned to catch passes for Hoyer during the event, in which Hoyer evidently impressed scouts.

Other MSU players who participated included offensive lineman Roland Martin, linebacker Ryan Allison, Safety Otis Wiley, and defensive lineman Brandon Long (pictured above), who had a discussion with the scout from the New England Patriots after the event.

The NFL Draft is April 25th and 26th.

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