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Trae Waynes, Tony Lippett and Jeremy Langford are Michigan State's top NFL draft prospects this year.

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The Bengals made Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard their first pick in last year's draft, so it's no surprise they were back for the Spartans' Pro Day this year.

It's hard to foresee the Bengals taking Trae Waynes in the first round with two first-round picks having been spent on corners since 2012. Then again, if you think Waynes is an upgrade over Leon Hall at this point in his career and/or Dre Kirkpatrick, do you pull the trigger?

It's doubtful, and the same is true with running back Jeremy Langford in the second-to-third round, where he's projected to go. The rest of the Spartans' draft-eligible prospects will be up for grabs in the latter rounds. The Steelers will likely be eyeing Waynes, which explains why head coach Mike Tomlin was in attendance.

One Spartan the Bengals may have their eye on is Tony Lippett, who finished the 2014 season as both a starting wide receiver and starting cornerback. He's likely going to be a receiver in the NFL, but having that versatility certainly makes him more attractive in case some emergency DB help is needed.

Still, his deep-threat abilities as a receiver are what should get him drafted in the first three rounds. He might be a guy to watch for with the Bengals' third-round compensatory pick from the Michael Johnson heist. Lippett caught 65 passes for 1,198 yards (18.4 avg) and 11 scores. His yards-per-catch average was 15th best of Power 5 conference receivers, and that's the kind of field-stretching the Bengals need from one of their receivers other than A.J. Green.

Here's a look at MSU's players based on their CBS Sports draft rankings:

RANK

PLAYER

POS.

POS. RANK

SCHOOL

CLASS

HT.

WT.

PROJ. ROUND

13

Trae Waynes

CB

1

Michigan State

rr

6-0

186

1

79

Jeremy Langford

RB

8

Michigan State

Sr

6-0

208

2-3

108

Tony Lippett

WR

16

Michigan State

Sr

6-2

192

3-4

149

Kurtis Drummond

FS

6

Michigan State

Sr

6-1

208

4-5

164

Taiwan Jones

ILB

9

Michigan State

Sr

6-3

245

5

302

Mike Sadler

P

4

Michigan State

Sr

5-11

182

7-FA

391

Keith Mumphery

WR

50

Michigan State

Sr

6-0

215

--

410

Marcus Rush

OLB

33

Michigan State

Sr

6-2

243

--

691

Nick Hill

RB

51

Michigan State

Sr

5-8

197

--

840

Andrew Gleichert

TE

44

Michigan State

Sr

6-5

264

--

876

Travis Jackson

OG

51

Michigan State

rSr

6-3

290

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