A few former Michigan State stars are looking pretty good entering the week of the NFL Draft, according to ESPN expert Mel Kiper Jr.

On Monday, Kiper spoke with the media about potential landing spots and pick placement for several prospects as the NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday. A few former Spartans were pretty high on the expert’s list.

According to Matt Wenzel of MLive.com and Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press, Kiper believes that Justin Layne is a solid second-round pick come this weekend, and Khari Willis could also be in the mix in the second round. Kiper is particularly high on Layne, saying he could even creep into the first round.

The best bet for Layne to land in the first round, per Kiper, is to get selected by the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 29.

Two other Spartans were of interest during Kiper’s chat with reporters, receiver Felton Davis and running back L.J. Scott. Neither guy seems to be a lock to be drafted this weekend, but Kiper does believe they’re potentially late-round guys.

Kiper cited injuries to both players as to the reason they are fairly unpredictable at this point.

Michigan State could potentially see four players get drafted this weekend, which would be the most for the program since 2016 when five players were selected. Last year, Brian Allen was the only draft pick, going No. 111 overall in the fourth round to the Los Angeles Rams.

In 2017, Malik McDowell and Montae Nicholson were second- and fourth-round picks, respectively.