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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that Arizona State WR Tim White was worked out as a cornerback by the Baltimore Ravens this week.

According to Pauline, the Ravens are the third team that has worked the slot receiver out on the defensive side. He will be going through another workout with the Rams on Saturday, though that one will probably be of the traditional receiving variety. While the versatile Arizona State wideout has gotten some looks at corner, the likeliest scenario for the draft would be a Day 3 selection with an eye toward future receiving/special teams work in the pro ranks.
Apr 7 - 4:45 PM

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and general manager Bob Quinn privately worked out Arizona State WR Tim White.

At the Sun Devils' pro day event earlier this month, White clocked a 4.52s forty and posted a 38.5-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-10 broad. "He should receive late round consideration and nicely projects as a slot receiver/return specialist at the next level," wrote Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.
Mar 27 - 1:19 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that the Giants will host Arizona State WR Tim White for a visit.

During his pro day work, White turned in a few noteworthy numbers, including a 4.52-second 40-yard dash, a 38.5-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-10 broad jump. In addition to his prowess as a slot receiver, White is a legitimate weapon in the return game. The Giants could use a dose of that, particularly on punt returns. Last season, Dwayne Harris averaged just 5.9 YPR with a long of 17 yards. That mark of 5.9 yards per punt return ranked as the second worst in the NFL. If White hears his name called at the draft, it would likely come near the end of Day 3.
Mar 19 - 4:00 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that the Browns, Vikings and Chiefs have all privately worked out Arizona State K Zane Gonzalez.

Gonzalez, the Lou Groza Award recipient this past season, figures to be the first kicker off the board at the draft. He could potentially hear his name called late on Day 2 or early on Day 3. During the 2016 campaign, he made 23-of-25 kicks.
Mar 18 - 3:15 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals' special teams coach was on hand to watch Arizona State K Zane Gonzalez's pro day.

Bengals HC Marvin Lewis was also present to check out Gonzalez's work, with Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline hearing that the Bengals would like to select a kicker at some point during April's draft. This past season, Gonzalez was named the winner of the Lou Groza award. Among his booting stats that made that award possible, he missed just two of 25 kicks all season. Both of those were from beyond 50 yards. He ended the campaign 7-of-9 on such kicks. Gonzalez is the career FBS leader in made field goals with 96 during his time with the Sun Devils.
Mar 17 - 8:24 PM

Arizona State hired Danny White to serve as a consultant.

White will not be part of the on-field staff, but will instead focus on helping to represent the program for possible donors. He played his college ball at ASU during the early 70's and would go on to play quarterback for the Cowboys from 1976-1988. In a statement, Sun Devils HC Todd Graham called White "one of my heroes."
Mar 9 - 12:12 PM

The Denton Record-Chronicle's Brett Vito reports that transferring Arizona State graduate WR Ellis Jefferson "has interest in North Texas."

Vito passes along that it isn't clear yet whether the Mean Green have a reciprocal interest in bringing Jefferson on board. He managed only a pair of catches for 21 yards this past season, working mostly as a blocker. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound graduate transfer will be eligible to play immediately in 2017.
Feb 18 - 12:13 PM

Arizona State redshirt junior QB Manny Wilkins says he doesn't mind having to compete with Alabama transfer Blake Barnett for the starting quarterback job.

"It's all part of the game," Wilkins said. "College football is a business. I'm not scared. I'm not flustered. That's not who I am. It really doesn't matter to me. I'm very hungry." The competition is expected to exclusively be between Wilkins and Barnett because backups Brady White and Bryce Perkins are injured and the coaching staff wants to redshirt sophomore Dillon Sterling-Cole and incoming freshman Ryan Kelley. Barnett was ranked by ESPN as the nation's No. 1 pocket passer coming out of high school. New ASU OC Billy Napier was most recently Alabama's WR coach, giving him a good deal of familiarity with Barnett. "We're going to create competition," Napier said. "We're going to evaluate them as if we don't know anything about them."
Source: ESPN
Feb 17 - 3:30 PM

Arizona State redshirt sophomore QB Blake Barnett believes that Alabama HC Nick Saban tarnished his reputation.

"A lot of backlash that I received from [the opener against USC] was that I came out nervous," Barnett said. "I think you could ask just about every teammate and they'd agree that I wasn't. But a certain coach went out to the media and said that I was and so I got that negative reputation from it." The reference to Saban going "out to the media" was in relation to Saban's comments to ESPN's Sam Ponder regarding his quarterback's state of mind at the time of Bama's 2016 season-opener. To be fair to Saban, the fact that Barnett even earned that first start was something of a surprise given that all signs had been pointing toward Cooper Bateman during August camp. Jalen Hurts eventually took over for Barnett against the Trojans. The rest, as they say, is history. Former five-star recruit Barnett eventually transferred to Arizona State in December. After receiving an NCAA waiver, he will be eligible to play immediately for HC Todd Graham's crew in 2017.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 16 - 7:33 PM

Arizona State hired former Louisiana-Monroe assistant coach Rob Sale as offensive line coach.

Arizona State head coach Todd Graham was forced to find a replacement for Josh Henson less than a month after hiring him as the Sun Devils' new offensive line coach. Henson left to take the OL coach position at Oklahoma State, his alma mater. Graham found a great back-up plan in Sale. Sale spent one year at Louisiana-Monroe after coaching the offensive line at Georgia in 2015. He's highly respected in the industry.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 15 - 4:34 PM

Arizona State redshirt senior WR Ellis Jefferson will transfer as a graduate.

The 6-foot-5, 212-pound Jefferson caught a combined 23 passes for 304 yards between 2014-2015, but he fell off to just two catches for 21 yards in 2016. Jefferson spent most of the year as a blocker in ASU's "Sparky" formation. As a graduate transfer, the Texas native can transfer to another FBS program and play immediately in 2017.
Feb 15 - 2:43 PM

Arizona State signed four-star 2017 ATH Tyler Johnson.

Johnson opted to keep his talents in-state, as he hails from Gilbert, Arizona. Rivals ranks the 6-foot-4, 245-pounder as the No. 164 overall prospect in the 2017 class. Should he stick on the offensive side of the ball -- he has also worked on the defensive line -- Johnson is a probable tight end at the collegiate level.
Source: Rivals
Feb 9 - 2:33 PM

Arizona State signed three-star CB Langston Frederick.

247Sports lists Frederick as the No. 129 corner in the class. The Sun Devils beat out Houston, Michigan State and Indiana to get him.
Source: SB Nation
Feb 1 - 3:31 PM

Arizona State signed four-star S Evan Fields.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder chose the Sun Devils over Kansas State, Notre Dame, Oregon, TCU and UCLA. Rivals, 247 Sports and ESPN gave the ball-hawking defensive back a three-star designation while Scout says he's a four-star.
Source: SB Nation
Feb 1 - 1:47 PM

Scout.com's Kerry Crowley reports that Arizona State redshirt sophomore QB Blake Barnett has received a Legislative Relief Waiver that will allow him to play immediately in 2017.

Barnett opened the season as Alabama's starter, was almost immediately upended by freshman QB Jalen Hurts, then transferred to a JUCO program at the end of September before moving on to Arizona State in December. He was initially expected to be eligible after the first four games of the 2017 season, but with this Legislative Relief Waiver, he will be now be able to play from the word "go."
Source: Scout.com
Jan 31 - 4:22 PM


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