Michigan State Spartan Football’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 Bullough’s draft status was not damaged or bothered by the situation that lead to his suspension by Mark Dantonio for the Rose Bowl. Recently Spartan Nation was part of a call that confirmed our reports.
ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper feels that former MSU middle linebacker Max Bullough’s NFL stock remains as high as it was before his suspension before the Rose Bowl. Asked about Bullough’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 Bullough’s recent off the field issues.
“He was tough, productive, great blood lines with the Bullough family; I thought he was a third to fifth rounder all along.”
Kiper continued saying that Bullough is arguably the third best inside linebacker in this year’s draft class. “There’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.”
Kiper believes that Bullough’s performance in pre-draft performance in workouts and interviews will be important in determining exactly where he will end up on draft day. “Workouts will be important for him, interviews will be important. I’d say third to the fifth round right now is where he ends up.”
Spartan Nation founder and Editor Hondo S. Carpenter, Sr. has said recently of the Bullough suspension, “The NFL people I know, are going to judge Max by his production on the field and not a mistake. He is an academic genius, a terrific young man and a great person and football player. Sadly society may want to attack a young man when he is down, but in Realville where I live a 22 year old young man’s mistakes, not crimes, mistakes don’t define him. I know Max, I respect Max and people trying to inflate the impact of Max’s suspension have no clue.”
Well said and good luck to Bullough.