MSU’s defensive end Shilique Calhoun drafted in third round to Oakland Raiders

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EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Michigan State fifth-year senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun went in the 3rd round on the 75th pick of the draft.

He’s been selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 2016 National Football League Draft.

Calhoun is a three-time second-team All-American and three-time first-team All-Big Ten pick. He’s the first Michigan State defensive lineman in school history to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors three times.

“Shilique is a fast learner, who won’t need a lot of reps regardless of the defensive system. He’ll be equally productive in a 3-4 or 4-3 system. Shilique brings it in practice every day, and he plays with an attitude. He had a breakout sophomore year, and he took his game to another level the next three years,” said MSU Football in a news release Friday night.

Calhoun went ahead of his teammate at MSU, Connor Cook.

6 Sports Director Fred Heumann said, “we’ll have to see where and how he (Calhoun) fits into the Raiders scheme.”

 

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