Michigan State Football: 5 players who will be chosen in 2016 NFL Draft

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As you can see from the picture above, wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett hasn’t had much playing time in his three years with Michigan State. In fact, the Tennessee-transfer has played in just 12 career games with the Spartans, catching just six passes for 87 yards and still looking for his first career touchdown catch.

You may be asking yourself why I have him slotted as an NFL Draft pick if he’s caught just six career passes as a member of Michigan State, and the answer is simple: the potential is tremendous.

Coming out of high school in 2011, Arnett was considered one of the best receivers in the entire nation. The four-star wide out was rated as the No. 1 player in the entire state of Michigan out of Saginaw, the No. 40 overall player in the nation and the No. 6 wide receiver in the class, according to 247Sports.

Arnett’s highlight reel was fantastic and he made the Volunteers very happy when he decided to commit to Tennessee. However, his father fell ill during his freshman season at Tennessee and he wanted to move home to be closer to him. Arnett was granted release by the school and he moved back to Michigan, joining the Spartans shortly after.

The former U.S. Army All-American has the speed and route-running to be an elite player at the next level, but he has to be able to grasp the offense — something he has had trouble with.

Now that he’s the next man up for Michigan State, it’s only a matter of time before he and Connor Cook develop a strong connection that turns Arnett into an absolute star.

I’d be shocked if Arnett didn’t have a Devin Thomas-like overnight sensation feeling after a couple weeks of the season. I see him getting 1,000-plus yards this year and finally ending his TD drought — and then some.

Next: 5. Lawrence Thomas, DT