Michigan State Spartans Looking at my graduating class, I thought this would be a down year for MSU and I tempered my expectations. Now that the offseason has come and gone, my thoughts have changed. These Spartans look dangerous. Strengths: Quarterback: Junior Nicholas Brunner is a 96 overall stud. He is a legitimate dual threat with 91 speed, 91 acceleration, 91 agility, 85 break tackle, 98 elusiveness, 90 THP and 91 THA. Not to mention 80 awareness. Offensive Line: MSU lost a lot of talent here, but had some young guys waiting in the wings. All but the right guard are rated 93 or above. Wide Receiver: This position was a bit of a weakness last season, but guys have progressed nicely. Jon Kendrick and JB Mack are both 87 overall and have excellent speed and hands. This is a solid group that should be very productive. Linebacker: 97 over ROLB Emmanuel Cleveland is now a 3 year starter and leads a very deep group. MLB Randall Bonds has played a significant role his entire college career and the 90 Ovr MLB looks to take the next step this fall. Weaknesses: Defensive line: The Spartans lost their two stud DTs last season and are replacing them with two sophomores, both of which are rated 83 overall. The DE's from last year were freshman and are still very wet behind the ears. This group isn't bad, but it lacks depth and experience. Secondary: This group is a lot stronger than it has been in years past, but it is still the least talented group on the team other than FB. Expectations: Not to put a target on my back, but it's national champs or bust this year. I have probably the deepest and most talented team yet and without the Gators in consideration this year there is no reason that I shouldn't be right there at the end. My biggest challenge looks to be in week 1 against Dakota, the winner of this game might determine the national champ for our final season.