The Michigan State Spartans just sent yet another player to the NFL, with the San Diego Chargers making running back Edwin Baker the No. 250 overall pick - in the seventh round. That was just three picks away from the end of the draft. Either way, Baker was the seventh player from Michigan State to be drafted, their highest total since 2000.
Baker rushed for 665 yards off of 170 carries and had five touchdowns in 2011. He had 31 yards against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game, with a touchdown. It was actually a down year for Baker, who had 13 touchdowns the previous season, so his draft stuck fell rather abruptly. But the Chargers apparently thought he had enough upside to draft.
He'll be competing for time behind Ryan Matthews, the starter in San Diego. Baker's teammates that were drafted include Jerel Worthy in round two, Keshawn Martin and Kirk Cousins in round four, and Trent Robinson and B.J. Cunningham in round six.
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