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NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter advises readers not to be surprised if Arizona State redshirt senior Lloyd Carrington "ascends to second-round status like inexperienced-basketball player-turned-stud-cornerback Quentin Rollins did earlier this year."

You've been warned. Carrington followed HC Todd Graham from Pitt to Arizona State after his freshman campaign and has been a revelation in the desert. "Carrington earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 accolades in just his fourth year at cornerback -- he didn't play high school football until his senior season," Reuter wrote. The 5-foot-11, 194-pound Carrington had 58 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and five pass breakups as a first-year starter in 2014.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 1 - 2:07 PM

Arizona State redshirt senior G Christian Westerman "excelled last fall in his first season as a starter," bringing "stout play and mobility" to the Sun Devils' line, writes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Westerman spent two years as an Auburn Tiger before bolting west in 2012. The 6-foot-4, 301-pounder earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors in 2014. He'll no doubt attempt to add some bulk before next spring's draft.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 29 - 9:11 PM

Per ESPN's Travis Haney, Arizona State redshirt senior QB Mike Bercovici won the unofficial Elite 11 QB competition held between the counselors.

Josh Dobbs finished No. 2. "At 6-foot-1 and around 200 pounds, Bercovici isn’t the physical specimen that [Christian] Hackenberg is, but he more than makes up for that with accuracy and a better fastball than you’d expect," Haney wrote. Bercovici threw for 1,243 yards and nine touchdowns in three starts last year, helping ASU upset USC on the road and beat Stanford at home.
Jul 26 - 11:31 PM

Arizona State senior Nick Kelly "enters his senior campaign as one of the better center prospects in the country," CBS Sports' Rob Rang observes.

"Kelly entered last season viewed by some as a possible weak link given that 2014 was his first season as a starter but he performed well between guards Christian Westerman (LG) and Vi Teofilo (RG)," Rang wrote. The Sun Devils co-captain earned second-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Academic second team honors in 2014. This off season, Kelly was named to the 2015 Watch List for the Rimington Trophy, given to the most outstanding center in College Football.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 23 - 3:57 PM

Arizona State redshirt senior Lloyd Carrington could be a "possible safety convert," CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes.

"He's a reliable face-up tackler and is very good in run support, frequently fighting through blocks from receivers to stop backs near the line of scrimmage or ruin receiver screens thrown in his direction. Carrington may lack the straight-line speed scouts would prefer but his awareness and physicality fit in a zone-based scheme at corner. Clubs could see Carrington as a possible safety convert, as well," Rang wrote. The 5-foot-11, 194-pound Carrington finished sixth on the Sun Devils in total tackles with 58, recording one interception, one forced fumble and five pass breakups as a first year starter.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 23 - 3:05 PM

To improve his draft stock, Arizona State senior OW D.J. Foster needs to improve "timing and body control to win jump balls," CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes.

"He possesses soft hands and good hand-eye coordination to pluck and secure the football in one smooth motion. To boost his stock, Foster can show improved timing and body control to win jump balls as well as refine his ability to track passes over his shoulder," Rang wrote. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound was super productive last season, with 1,081 rushing yards and 688 receiving yards on 62 catches last year. Although Foster is listed at WR, he should be utilized all over the field.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 23 - 2:04 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reports that Arizona State redshirt senior QB Mike Bercovici "could go as high as the third round in next year's draft."

Brandt is a huge fan of Bercovici, predicting he will be the nation's breakout QB star this fall. "With [Taylor] Kelly moving on, the starting job is Bercovici's, and he could be in for a big year," Brandt wrote. "He lacks ideal height (listed at 6-foot-1), which hurts him, but he has very sound fundamentals and showed he can spark the offense in a big way." Bercovici helped ASU beat USC on the road and Stanford at home last year while filling in for an injured Kelly.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 22 - 9:41 PM

Arizona State dismissed JUCO LB signee Davon Durant, according to SI's Thayer Evans.

Durant pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct back in May, which was the final result of a March arrest on domestic violence and aggravated assault charges. The plea deal dropped the charges. Durant has been suspended since this event, but head coach Todd Graham officially cut ties with the likely starter.
Jul 16 - 9:45 AM

Because of his receiving skills, Arizona State senior OW D.J. Foster has "a high floor in the draft," believes ESPN's Mel Kiper.

Kiper ranks Foster as the No. 2 senior RB prospect in the country. "A nifty runner, Foster gets major bonus points because he's also a gifted receiver out of the backfield, piling up 163 catches in three years," he wrote. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Foster had 1,081 rushing yards and 688 receiving yards on 62 catches last year. He's been moved to WR on the depth chart, but he's going to play everywhere this fall.
Jul 8 - 3:39 PM

Arizona State redshirt senior G Christian Westerman has "very quick feet with ability to mirror as well as any guard in college football," writes NFL Media's Lance Zierlein.

The former Auburn Tiger transferred west in 2012. He still very much as the looks of an SEC offensive lineman, though now he creates space in the Sun Devils' breakneck offense. "I see an athletic guard who lacks the power at the point of attack that scouts will be looking for and a move to center might be warranted," Zierlein wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 1 - 1:45 PM

Arizona State senior OW D.J. Foster's "athletic ability and competitiveness will help him learn and thrive quickly at his new position," believes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

Foster is moving from RB to WR -- though Arizona State offensive coordinator Mike Norvell says Foster will be played at every single skill position this year -- which Zierlein believes "should bode well for his chances on the next level." The scribe ranks Foster as the No. 9 receiver in the land. "Scouts are interested to see how Foster handles a full-time workload at receiver, but with his instant acceleration and willingness to finish his runs after the catch, my guess is that Foster's athletic ability and competitiveness will help him learn and thrive quickly at his new position," Zierlein wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 30 - 2:13 AM

Arizona State senior S Jordan Simone "has become an unexpected star of the Sun Devils defense," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The scribe ranks Simone, who began at Washington State and transferred to Arizona State as a walk-on, as the No. 15 safety in the country. "He was awarded a scholarship last August heading into his junior season, and in his first year seeing playing time, he became a starter and racked up 100 tackles and two interceptions, proving to be a valuable tackling machine," Brown wrote.
Jun 29 - 6:37 PM

Arizona State freshman DL George Lea has been suspended for an incident involving a BB gun.

Lea was charged with first-degree burglary involving a weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful imprisonment. The freshman apparently entered a teammate's apartment and pointed a BB gun, wrapped in a towel, at him while saying "I heard this is where all the money is at." Lea contends he was just joking, but the teammate feared for his safety at the time despite later saying Lea could have been horsing around.
Jun 24 - 12:33 PM

Arizona State senior OW D.J. Foster's "blend of acceleration and toughness gives fodder to those comparing him to 2015 first-round choice Melvin Gordon," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Since Foster is ticketed for receiving duties, the analyst offers a far more topical comparison. "Foster decided he is best served using his excellent receiving skills in the slot for his senior season," Reuter wrote. "It is not difficult to imagine Foster in the same sort of backfield/slot/outside receiver role that Randall Cobb plays for the Green Bay Packers." The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Foster had 1,081 rushing yards and 688 receiving yards on 62 catches last year. You probably won't be surprised to learn that he's the only returning FBS player with 1,500 career rushing and receiving yards.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 18 - 6:48 PM

Arizona State LB Davon Durant was sentenced Monday to two years of supervised probation.

He is also barred from contacting his girlfriend until he takes a domestic violence program. Durant pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct last month. The linebacker, a JUCO transfer, was charged with one count of felony aggravated assault and three counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Durant's girlfriend told police that he hit her in the face and grabbed her around the neck. She later recanted her story but witnesses backed up the initial story. Authorities noted a "small contusion and red mark beneath her left eye and several abrasions and bruising around her neck consistent with finger marks from being grabbed around the neck." He is currently indefinitely suspended. Arizona State has yet to update his status.
Jun 15 - 10:09 PM


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