Michigan State football has wrapped up yet another spring and there’s some cautious optimism regarding this year’s team despite plenty of uncertainty.
That uncertainty is due, in large part, to the transfer of Keon Coleman along with Payton Thorne. There will be a new QB1 and WR1 this season and Mel Tucker could opt to address one of those positions in the portal.
What are the three position groups that I believe Michigan State needs to address in the transfer portal following spring ball and subsequent departures.
I was really tempted to put the defensive line in this spot, but despite the spring game being relegated to more of a practice because of a lack of healthy players in this position group, I think there’s actually some real depth there.
At safety, however, with the departures of Kendell Brooks, Xavier Henderson, and AJ Kirk, there’s definitely a need for some proven contributors.
Mel Tucker already hit the portal for a safety, bringing in Cincinnati’s Armorion Smith last week and it would probably serve the defensive backfield best to land a guy who could play nickel/safety. While Smith could always assume that role, there’s always room for more.
I like the young guys the Spartans have right now like Malik Spencer and Jaden Mangham, but adding another safety wouldn’t hurt.