Offensively, Justin Jenkins turns in the big play at receiver on occasion and
is sized well for the next level. Jenkins has teased with ability but never
really stepped forward and became the force many think he’s capable of being.
He could end up anywhere from the middle rounds to an undrafted rookie.
Center Blake Jones is solid on the pivot for the college level but has
minimal upside for the pro-ranks.
One young player to watch is fullback Darrell Jones, a player we feel is one
of the best lead blockers in the nation. A terrific athlete both fast and
explosive, Jones did a great job filling in for the oft-injured Justin Griffith
and besides his blocking skills, is not a bad offensive ball handler.
On the other side of the ball, MSU comes up with yet another defensive line
prospect in Tommy Kelly. Kelly, a nice sized athlete that can be used at end or
tackle, makes plays in all directions of the field and redirects to the oncoming
action. Though not dominant, he holds his own against blocks and makes the play.
Kelly struggled with injury last season yet is still more potential than
production and needs a big senior campaign.
End Lennie Day does not have the size of Kelly but plays with great speed and
suddenness. He makes a lot of plays in the backfield and could be used as a
situational pass rusher.
Finally, corner Demetric Wright shows explosion to his game but lacks the
playing speed one wants in a smaller defensive back, though he may be an
effective zone corner at the next level.