MSU’S LIKELY STARTERS
East Lansing ichigan State returns 19 of its 22 starters from last year’s team, but that doesn’t guarantee there won’t be some shuffling of the depth chart. With spring practice complete and the players not due to report again until August, it’s worth taking a look at how the starting lineup could likely come together for the Spartans ahead of the season opener Aug. 31 against Utah State.
Here’s how we project the starters to shake out with a look at who else might be contributing.
Senior running back LJ Scott will carry the rushing load, with help from Connor Heyward, Weston Bridges and incoming freshmen Elijah Collins and La’Darius Jefferson.
Junior Justin Layne, left, who earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in 2017, looks to start at cornerback.