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Michigan State football's likely 2018 starters

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News

Go through the gallery to see the projected MSU football starters for 2018 season, by Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News.

Senior running back LJ Scott will carry the rushing load, with help from Connor Heyward, Weston Bridges and incoming freshmen Elijah Collins and La’Darius Jefferson.

East Lansing — Michigan State returns 19 of its 22 starters from last year’s team, but that doesn’t guarantee there won’t be some shuffling of the depth chart.

With spring practice complete and the players not due to report again until August, it’s worth taking a look at how the starting lineup could likely come together for the Spartans ahead of the season opener Aug. 31 against Utah State.

Here’s how we project the starters to shake out with a look at who else might be contributing.