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Arizona State retained offensive consultant Danny White.

White -- one of the program's legendary names due to his 70's quarterbacking exploits in the desert -- was initially brought in as an offensive consultant by then-HC Todd Graham last winter. Even with the team firing Graham and moving on to Herm Edwards following the 2017 season, White shall remain in the fold as consultant and program ambassador.
Feb 15 - 6:46 PM

An NFC team director of college scouting tells NFL.com Media Analyst Lance Zierlein Arizona State running back Kalen Ballage will be the hot name out of the NFL Scouting Combine.

"Mark this down. Nobody will be talking about him until he gets to the Combine, where he will lift well, run well and jump out of the stadium. Then, he'll be the hot name," the executive says. While Ballage doesn't have the same hype as some of the other running backs in the class, he actually has picked up steam after his strong showing at the senior bowl. Zierlein goes as far as to expect Ballage (6'2/224) to get comparisons to David Johnson.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 9 - 10:19 PM

Arizona State signed 2018 four-star JUCO CB Dominique Harrison.

The 6-foot, 185-pounder is rated as the No. 22 overall prospect in the ESPN Junior College 50. He's graded as a three-star by Rivals and Scout. Harrison chose Herm Edward's Sun Devils over West Virginia, Kansas, Colorado and Iowa State. "He is a smart, tough, fast and a physical playmaker," notes ESPN.
Source: ESPN
Jan 31 - 11:18 PM

Stanford redshirt senior T Casey Tucker transferred to Arizona State as a graduate.

Tucker (6'6/300) will try his luck under Sun Devils HC Herm Edwards for his final season of eligibility. He's a native of Gilbert, Arizona, making this an in-state homecoming. The former four-star recruit's high-water mark with the Cardinal came in 2015, when he started all 14 games at right tackle. Injuries in 2016 limited him to just eight games played and he finished out his career riding the bench after he was supplanted as starter for good by Walker Little for the 2017 campaign. Arizona State returns both of their starting tackles from a year ago in Cohl Cabral Zach Robertson, with Tucker providing needed depth at the position. His exact place in the offensive line pecking order will be determined over the course of the offseason.
Jan 30 - 5:16 PM

NFL Draft Scout's Tony Pauline believes that Arizona State RB Kalen Ballage impressed scouts during Senior Bowl practices.

Pauline notes that Ballage has intrigued scouts for a long time because of his size and speed, but that those haven't always translated onto the football field. "Ballage’s play this week in Mobile finally matched his physical prowess, as the 6-foot-2, 222-pound runner showed explosive athleticism and smooth receiving skills in addition to holding up in pass protection," Pauline writes. This is a strong group of running backs, but Ballage appears to be earning mid-round looks, and could be off the board before the end of Day 2.
Jan 29 - 1:57 PM

Arizona State RB Kalen Ballage ran for 57 yards on 10 carries for the North in a 45-16 loss to the South in the Reese's Senior Bowl on Saturday.

Ballage (6'2/222) looked like the best player on the North squad at times on Saturday, and that backs up the strong week of practice he put together in Mobile. His long gain was a 16-yarder, but he consistently put together four-to-five yard runs for the North squad. Ballage at times disappointed in his time with the Sun Devils and had some injury issues, but there's no denying the talent. He's worked himself into mid-round consideration at this point.
Jan 27 - 6:31 PM

Optimum Scouting's Eric Galko notes that Arizona State RB Kalen Ballage impressed throughout the Senior Bowl practice week.

"Here, he's shown outstanding pass catching comfort and extension, plus bend for a taller running back, and multiple areas for easy improvement," Galko writes. As for what to work on moving forward in the draft process, Ballage's vision and gap anticipation are two major potential hurdles for NFL teams. These issues have cropped up at the Senior Bowl and beyond that, we noticed them on multiple occasions during what was an underwhelming senior campaign in 2017. You're going to hear some parties very very high on Ballage's pro potential this spring. In a stacked running back class, though, we're not quite there at this point.
Jan 26 - 10:52 AM

Arizona State redshirt junior LB Christian Sam will enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Sam was rumored to enter the draft for a while, so this one doesn't come as a shock. It's official now, though, as the 6-foot-2, 237-pound linebacker makes it official over his Twitter page. He finished last year with 127 tackles and three sacks, and is currently viewed as a player by most analysts who belongs as a fourth-to-sixth round draft selection.
Jan 8 - 1:09 PM

Navy DL coach Shaun Nua will become the new defensive line coach at Arizona State.

Nua coached at Navy from 2012 to 2017. Prior to that, he worked at Brigham Young, who worked as a graduate assistant 2009-2011. The 35-year-old played in the NFL for three years for the Steelers and Bills.
Jan 8 - 12:31 PM

Arizona State redshirt junior G Sam Jones will forego his final year of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Jones (6'5/290) is an intriguing guard option who might have some upward mobility in terms of draft stock. While Day 3 is probably his most likely landing zone, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline forwarded at the end of November that some in the southwest believe that a Day 2 selection is not outside the realm of possibility. Jones has effective athleticism and a keen football mind. Pauline has noted that he's adept at using angles to gain an advantage on defenders.
Jan 4 - 3:06 PM

Arizona State junior DL Joseph Wicker will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Wicker (6'3/273) has been a second-team All-Pac-12 performer each of the past two seasons. For the 2017 campaign, he put in 42 tackles (13.0 for loss), six sacks and a forced fumble. He possesses a killer first step off the snap and is adept in using his hands. Draft Analyst stamps Wicker with a fifth-round grade at this juncture.
Jan 3 - 8:10 PM

Devils Digest reports that Arizona State redshirt junior LB Christian Sam is expected to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Sam was one of the leading tacklers in the country in 2017, finishing with 127 and also picking up three sacks and an interception. A 6-foot-2, 237-pound linebacker, Sam is currently considered a Day 3 draft talent, but if he combines his production with strong showings in pro days and a possible appearance in a showcase, that stock could rise.
Jan 1 - 2:26 PM

Arizona State sophomore WR Kyle Williams finished with seven receptions, 85 yards and a touchdown in Friday's Sun Bowl loss against North Carolina State.

Williams wrapped up his first collegiate season on a high note, finding the end zone in a career-high three consecutive games to close out the 2017 campaign. The California native proved to be a big-time target for QB Manny Wilkins, as they jelled nicely in their first season working together. Williams posted at least two grabs in all 13 of his appearances.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 08:55:00 PM

Arizona State sophomore WR N'Keal Harry racked up nine receptions for 142 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 52-31 loss in the Sun Bowl against North Carolina State.

Harry finished up the 2017 campaign with five touchdowns over his final five outings after managing to find the end zone three times in his first eight contests. His 142 yards marked his first 100-yard game since the Pac-12 opener against Oregon on Sept. 23, too. He ends on a high note, and will have a lot of confidence to springboard into 2018.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 08:48:00 PM

Arizona State redshirt junior QB Manny Wilkins completed 25-of-40 passes for 352 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in Friday's 52-31 loss in the Sun Bowl against North Carolina State.

Wilkins also ran for a touchdown, showing his versatility. The run game was stuffed by the impressive front seven of NC State, so Wilkins had to pick up the pace in the pass game. He has just one game with three passing touchdowns over his first 11 starts, but he went for three touchdowns in his final two outings against rival Arizona and the bowl game. He'll look to carry that momentum into 2018.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 08:44:00 PM


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