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Will Sutton | Defensive Lineman

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 303
College: Arizona State
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Bears signed third-round DT Will Sutton to a four-year contract.
And the Bears are the first team to have their draft class signed. Sutton (6-foot 1/4, 303) needs to get his weight back down to where he can play effectively, but he should be in the mix for snaps at three-technique right away. May 15 - 9:53 AM

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Bears selected Arizona DT Will Sutton with the No. 82 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Sutton (6-foot 1/4, 303) twice was named Pac 12 Defensive Player of the Year, finishing his career with 45.5 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks. He played at around 275 pounds as a junior, before bulking up to 315 as a senior, and his stock took a major hit, essentially getting labeled a "fat guy." Sutton dropped down to 297 for his Pro Day but still ran slow (5.37) and looked "pretty average," per NFL.com's Gil Brandt. At his best, Sutton is a three-technique gap shooter who uses his hands well and stays on his feet against the run. The Bears needed help in the defensive trenches.
May 9 - 10:25 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt is projecting Arizona State DT Will Sutton as a "third-day pick at best" after an underwhelming Pro Day.

Sutton continues to cut weight -- he weighed 315 at the Senior Bowl, 303 at the Combine, and 297 at his Pro Day -- but still managed a 5.31 forty at his latest workout, and looked "pretty average" in drills, per Brandt. As recently as the 2013 offseason, Sutton was widely projected as a first-round pick.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 9 - 6:18 PM

Arizona State DT Will Sutton clocked forty times of 5.37 and 5.47 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

At 6-foot, 303, the times are a bit disappointing, though the ten-yard split is a better indicator of future defensive line success. It's incredibly rare that D-Linemen have to run forty yards in a straight line in game settings. A favorite of Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris, Sutton's weight fluctuated wildly over the course of his college career. He played in the 270s in 2012. He's a 4-3 scheme prospect, capable of playing the "one" or "three" technique.
Feb 24 - 11:59 AM

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