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Sides were chosen for the annual Green-White spring football game with a player draft Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium at the Clara Bell Smith Center. The seniors, who were selected earlier by the coaches, drafted the underclassmen position by position until the roster was completed.
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Jalyn Powell is surprise name of the day at Michigan State spring game draft Detroit Free Press
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook was the first pick in the MSU spring game draft today, going to the White team, but the real intrigue came after Cook was chosen. Redshirt freshman safety Jalyn Powell was the surprise pick of the day, going to the Green team before veteran safeties RJ Williamson and Demetrious Cox were picked. Asked about the pick of Powell, Taiwan Jones of the Green team said: "He plays Spartan Dawg defense. He's not afraid to hit, he gets turnovers, that's why we think he can help us win."
Connor Cook picked first, but plenty of surprises MLive
Michigan State's annual players' draft for the Green-White spring game was revealing in terms of how it reflected what the seniors picking the teams think about their underclassmen teammates. The Spartans' annual spring game takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Spartan Stadium, and Coach Mark Dantonio has been vocal about wanting 50,000 fans to show up.
Michigan State chooses up sides for spring game Detroit News
With Michigan State’s spring game set for Saturday at Spartan Stadium, the seniors got down to picking sides on Wednesday afternoon. The senior class was placed on the Green team and the White teams by the coaching staff before the players drafted the remaining rosters position by position.