Michigan State Football: 5 most underrated players

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Oct 12, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans linebacker Ed Davis (43) looks over Indiana Hoosiers offense during the second half in a game at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 42-28. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into the 2015 season, Michigan State football is expected to do some big things. The Spartans are looking like one of the premier teams in the nation and one of the favorites to make the second annual College Football Playoff.

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Mark Dantonio has one of his most talented squads, if not the most talented, since taking over for John L. Smith back in 2007. The veteran head coach has brought the Spartan program from bottom-dweller to top-tier in just a few years. However, they’re still trying to earn respect from national media members as the Spartans are widely considered “on the way down” while Michigan is “on the rise.”

Those close to the program know that the previous notion is just not true. Michigan State is still rising despite the belief of the doubters.

This team has been built on the underdog recruits and those who have not been given much of a chance from other schools such as Darqueze Dennard, Trae Waynes and Le’Veon Bell who were all two-stars coming out of high school and are now stars at the next level.

Dantonio has been one of the best at developing players and although he’s starting to lure some of the nation’s top recruits in recent years — currently with a top-10 class for 2016 — he still has some underrated players on the roster who don’t get enough love.

Let’s take a look at five guys on the 2015 squad who are the most underrated and who could potentially break out Le’Veon Bell-style.

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