The NFL Draft is on Thursday and Michigan State has a rich history of players succeeding at the next level.

Every player's NFL journey (usually) starts by hearing their name called on stage, so we decided to take a look back at the best Spartans drafted in the last quarter century.

The slideshow above contains what we believe to be the best Spartan taken in any particular draft dating back to 1993. In some cases these players are the only ones taken in that year, and maybe they are the only ones we could find stock images for (we're serious).

Other notable names that were drafted in the same year will be listed in the descriptions.

You might be asking yourself, don't the Spartans have a longer history than 25 years of players succeeding in the NFL? In short, yes. But you try getting stock images of every single NFL draft so you can link the likes of Earl Morrall, Bubba Smith, Brad Van Pelt and Rich Saul to these guys, it's hard.

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