Michigan State Spartan Footballâ€™s Max Bullough Keeps Marching Towards his NFL Dream & Teams Like What They See!
Spartan Nation has maintained for weeks in talking with NFL scouts and management that we have connections to, that Max Bulloughâ€™s draft status was not damaged or bothered by the situation that lead to his suspension by Mark Dantonio for the Rose Bowl.Â Recently Spartan Nation was part of a call that confirmed our reports.
ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper feels that former MSU middle linebacker Max Bulloughâ€™s NFL stock remains as high as it was before his suspension before the Rose Bowl. Asked about Bulloughâ€™s draft prospects, Kiper had nothing but positive things to say about the former Spartan captain and did not think NFL teams would be affected by Bulloughâ€™s recent off the field issues.
â€œHe was tough, productive, great blood lines with the Bullough family; I thought he was a third to fifth rounder all along.â€
Kiper continued saying that Bullough is arguably the third best inside linebacker in this yearâ€™s draft class. â€œThereâ€™s some pretty good ones at the top at inside linebacker with CJ Mosely (Alabama) and Chris Borland (Wisconsin) after that you could conceivably put him as your third inside linebacker, I have him at five but you could put him at three.â€
Kiper believes that Bulloughâ€™s performance in pre-draft performance in workouts and interviews will be important in determining exactly where he will end up on draft day. â€œWorkouts will be important for him, interviews will be important. Iâ€™d say third to the fifth round right now is where he ends up.â€
Spartan Nation founder and Editor Hondo S. Carpenter, Sr. has said recently of the Bullough suspension, â€œThe NFL people I know, are going to judge Max by his production on the field and not a mistake.Â He is an academic genius, a terrific young man and a great person and football player.Â Sadly society may want to attack a young man when he is down, but in Realville where I live a 22 year old young manâ€™s mistakes, not crimes, mistakes donâ€™t define him.Â I know Max, I respect Max and people trying to inflate the impact of Maxâ€™s suspension have no clue.â€
Well said and good luck to Bullough.