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  Draft Tracker
  PlayerPositionHeightWeight PickRoundTeam
  Le'Veon Bell RB6-1230 482Steelers
  William Gholston DE6-6281 1264Buccaneers
  Dion Sims TE6-5262 1064Dolphins

  Saturday, April 27

Two Spartans were selected in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon, as tight end Dion Sims was chosen by Miami (No. 106 overall) and defensive end William Gholston was picked by Tampa Bay (No. 126 overall).

For the complete press release on Sims, please click here.

For a complete look at Gholston and his career at Michigan State, please click here.

  Friday, April 26

Running back Le'Veon Bell was the first Spartan selected in the 2013 NFL Draft, as the Columbus, Ohio, native was selected in the second round (No. 48 overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bell led the Big Ten and ranked third in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing at 137.9 yards per game in 2012. He becomes the third Spartan running back to be drafted in Mark Dantonio's first six seasons as head coach, joining Javon Ringer (2009: Tennessee Titans - fifth round) and Edwin Baker (2012: San Diego Chargers - seventh round).

Bell becomes the highest-drafted offensive player from Michigan State since wide receiver Devin Thomas was selected in the second round (No. 34 overall) by the Washington Redskins in 2008. Michigan State has had at least one player chosen every year since the inception of the common NFL Draft in 1967.

A first-team All-Big Ten selection (coaches and media) and Doak Walker Award semifinalist, Bell rushed 382 times for 1,793 yards and 12 touchdowns. His 1,793 rushing yards ranked fifth in the NCAA FBS and marked the second-highest single-season total in MSU history.

For a complete look at Bell's career at Michigan State, please click here.

  Friday, April 19

Welcome to the Michigan State Spartans NFL Draft Central. Check back all week for updates on where these former Spartans may go in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The 2013 NFL Draft returns to primetime, with the first round taking place Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the second and third rounds on Friday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Rounds 4-7 will be held Saturday, April 27 at 12 p.m. ET. Watch it live on ESPN and the NFL Network. Draft Central

  Spartan First Round Draft Picks
1936Sid WagnerDetroit
1938John PingelDetroit
1950Lynn ChandnoisPittsburgh
1952Bob CareyLA Rams
1956Earl MorrallSan Francisco
1957Clarence PeaksPhiladelphia
1958Dan CurrieGreen Bay
1958Walt KowalczykPhiladelphia
1961Herb AdderleyGreen Bay
1963Dave BehrmanChicago Bears
1963Ed BuddePhiladelphia
1967Bubba Smith (1st overall)Baltimore
1967Clint Jones (2nd overall)Minnesota
1967George Webster (5th overall)Houston
1967Gene Washington (8th overall)Minnesota
1973Billy Joe DuPree (20th overall)Dallas
1973Joe DeLamielleure (26th overall)Buffalo
1977Mike Cobb (22nd overall)Cincinnati
1978Larry Bethea (28th overall)Dallas
1984Carl Banks (3rd overall)NY Giants
1986Anthony Bell (5th overall)St. Louis
1987Mark Ingram (28th overall)NY Giants
1988Lorenzo White (22nd overall)Houston
1989Tony Mandarich (2nd overall)Green Bay
1989Andre Rison (22nd overall)Indianapolis
1990Percy Snow (13th overall)Kansas City
1991Bobby Wilson (17th overall)Washington
1994Rob Fredrickson (22nd overall)LA Raiders
1999Dimitrius Underwood (29th overall)Minnesota
2000Plaxico Burress (8th overall)Pittsburgh
2000Julian Peterson (16th overall)San Francisco
2002T.J. Duckett (18th overall)Atlanta
2003Charles Rogers (2nd overall)Detroit

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