Fall camp is cruising along and Mel Tucker and his coordinators have already spoken to the media a couple of times and the first Michigan State football scrimmage of the month has taken place.
Now, it’s time for Tucker and Co. to gear up for kickoff in a couple of weeks.
Tucker has admitted multiple times that this is the best roster he’s had since he’s been at Michigan State and the optimism is rising. With that talented roster comes All-Big Ten selections.
Which offensive players could be named All-Big Ten performers in 2023?
This one was an easy pick and he should probably be higher on this list because he’s almost surely going to be an All-Big Ten selection this season as one of the league’s top guards.
JD Duplain returns for his redshirt senior season and Michigan State fans are rejoicing. He’s arguably the best offensive lineman on the team but I honestly could have listed any one of the projected starters up front in this spot because I think the offensive line will be a strength. Consider Nick Samac, Geno VanDeMark, Brandon Baldwin, and Keyshawn Blackstock as honorable mentions.
Duplain started all 12 games at left guard last season and has now started 30 straight games so that experience along with his consistency will garner attention from Big Ten coaches and media.
I would not be shocked to see Duplain boost his draft stock and earn first or second-team all-conference honors. I see him on the second or third-team for sure.