It’s no huge surprise, but worthy of noting that Benardrick McKinney will return to MSU for his redshirt junior season, opting not to declare for the NFL Draft.
The deadline to declare was Wednesday, so McKinney waited to make his final decision. There was some speculation that he could be as high as a 1st or 2nd round pick – making the decision a little more interesting. I think it’s a safe assumption that 2014 will be his last year at MSU.
McKinney has lead MSU in tackles in each of his two years on the field. He will lead the LB corp and 8 returning starters on defense this fall.