Thanks to a couple of not-so-surprising (to me, at least) early departures, the Michigan State football team already has a drastically different outlook on next season. All-American DT Jerel Worthy and RB Edwin Baker have both declared that they will enter the NFL draft over the past couple days. Mel Kiper Jr. is thrilled.
While Worthy is a near-lock to be a 1st round pick, the jury is still out on Baker's draft position. After being replaced by Le'Veon Bell as the team's feature back during the 2011 season, Baker must have sensed that the writing was on the wall for him at MSU. Leaving school now before his stock falls any more is a good move on his part.
All hope is not lost for Spartan fans, however (other than the fact that Bell is a beast and still around for at least one more season). Tennessee WR DeAnthony Arnett, originally from Saginaw, has decided to transfer to MSU.