Michigan State star defensive lineman Malik McDowell is not listed on the depth chart for Saturday’s game against Ohio State. But Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said that doesn’t mean he’s definitely out for the game.
“He’s not a No. 2, but I just didn’t know how to list him,” Dantonio said. “Based on last week, he was out.”
Dantonio said he didn’t want to list McDowell as a backup — if McDowell plays, he’ll start.
Now it looks like McDowell could miss the final home game of the season against the No. 2 Buckeyes.
McDowell is seen as a possible first-round pick for the 2017 NFL Draft. In nine games this season, he has 34 total tackles to go along with seven tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and five quarterback hurries.
The 6-foot-6, 276-pound lineman was Second Team All-Big Ten in 2015.
Spartans release depth chart for Ohio State game – https://t.co/pVesJT1mB2
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Ohio State visits Michigan State for a noon ET kick Saturday on ESPN.