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Michigan state football hosted its pro day today, and many notable Spartans from both previous and last seasons lists attended the pro day. Shakur Brown, Naquan Jones and Antjuan Simmons were especially present. Let’s look at some of the results and quotes from Michigan State Pro-Day 2021:

Shakur Brown

Nick King / Lansing State Journal

Pro Day Results:

HT: 5096

WT: 185

Hand: 8 5/8

Arm: 30

Wing: 71 1/8

40 m: 4.61 / 4.65

VJ: 35.5 BJ: 9-8

SS: 4.23

3C: 8/7

BP: 17x

Naquan Jones

Nick King / Lansing State Journal

HT: 6033

WT: 313

Hand: 9 7/8

Arm: 33

Wings: 80 1/8

40 yard line: 5.44 / 5.47

PY: 25.0

BJ: 8-4

SS: 4.80

no 3C

BP: 20x

Antjuan Simmons

Nick King / Lansing State Journal

Nick King / Lansing State Journal

HT: 5115

WT: 218

Hand: 9 6/8

Arm: 30 6/8

Wing: 74 5/8

40 m: 4.83 / 4.87

PY: 32.0

BJ: 9-4

SS: 4.28

3C: 7.30

BP: 15x

Scott Aligo

Scott Aligo, MSU director of player staff, says he’s been pretty tough on Shakur Brown, Naquan Jones and Antjuan Simmons, but not on pro day today. Today was a positive, smiling day.

– Matt Wenzel (@ wenzel2), March 24, 2021

Antjuan Simmons

Former MSU LB Antjuan Simmons believes MSU’s move from a 4-3 to a 4-2-5 in 2020 helped demonstrate its versatility, as did playing the middle LB in late 2019.

– Matt Wenzel (@ wenzel2), March 24, 2021

Brian Lewerke

Former MSU QB Brian Lewerke said 2019 team seniors received a text from Player Staff Director Scott Aligo inviting them back to campus. He said he immediately took the opportunity.

– Colton Pouncy (@colton_pouncy) March 24, 2021

Former MSU QB Brian Lewerke said the NFL’s quarantine protocols made it “unattractive” for teams to bring in free agents for testing because the process would take so long. He was cut by patriots in September.

– Chris Solari (@chrissolari) March 24, 2021

Lewerke said it was about a year since he was in East Lansing. Arrived in town on Monday. Just a year away and so much had changed in that time. I first spoke personally to Mel Tucker and OC Jay Johnson when he returned to MSU.

– Chris Solari (@chrissolari) March 24, 2021

Brian Lewerke, one of the former MSU players who trained on Pro-Day today, says he trained in Arizona (also Florida) and stayed in shape to be ready anytime.

– Matt Wenzel (@ wenzel2), March 24, 2021

Lewerke says he feels like his arm strength has improved since college.

– Chris Solari (@chrissolari) March 24, 2021

Naquan Jones

Former MSU DT Naquan Jones said he was ready to take the plunge into the NFL. He graduated and says it was the best decision instead of going back for a sixth year. Happy with his performance during the pro day today.

– Matt Wenzel (@ wenzel2), March 24, 2021

MSU DT Naquan Jones said the NFL teams wanted him to drop his weight, maintain his condition, and stay constant. He said he has now reached his target weight and thinks he performed well today.

– Colton Pouncy (@colton_pouncy) March 24, 2021

DT Naquan Jones said he left MSU and trained at Mamba Academy in California and Hawaii to train for the NFL draft.

– Chris Solari (@chrissolari) March 24, 2021

Jones, like Brown, said he used the Ohio state game as the benchmark for NFL drafting. Could have used the COVID waiver to return to MSU for a sixth year but has already graduated. https://t.co/pQL6clWwTI

– Chris Solari (@chrissolari) March 24, 2021

Shakur Brown

Shakur Brown says he didn’t go for the NFL draft until after MSU’s penultimate game against the state of Ohio. Left at least one season of eligibility on the table. Discuss it with the father and coaches to weigh his options.

– Chris Solari (@chrissolari) March 24, 2021

Former MSU CB Shakur Brown said he made the decision to join the NFL with two games left in the season. Believes Justin Layne and Josiah Scott paved the way for him.

– Matt Wenzel (@ wenzel2), March 24, 2021