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Arizona State redshirt junior RB Deantre Lewis has left the team during bowl prep and will not play against Duke.

No reasoning was given, at least not one we can find. Lewis saw the most carries in his career as a freshman, but recorded 190 yards and one touchdown on 41 carries this season. D.J. Foster is the team's top running back.
Dec 20 - 12:01 PM

Arizona State HC Todd Graham said redshirt junior WR Jaelen Strong hasn't made up his mind about the NFL draft.

"Give guys a chance to make a decision. No one's made a decision to do anything. Everybody's assuming somebody's going to go," Graham said. Sorry, Coach, but we also think Strong is headed to the NFL. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder has hauled in 75 receptions for 1,062 yards and ten touchdowns this season. ESPN's Mel Kiper recently wrote that Strong "is a second-round pick who could become a late first if he runs well."
Dec 18 - 3:37 PM

Arizona State junior RB D.J. Foster has not decided on whether he'll return for his senior season at Arizona State.

The Arizona State prospect has rushed for 1,043 yards, with 646 receiving yards through 12 games. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Foster, is one of the nation's most dangerous receiving threats out of the backfield. ESPN's Mel Kiper has recently noted that the Arizona State prospect "needs another year" and believes if he plays consistent in 2015, "he could be a second- or third-round" selection.
Dec 15 - 4:05 PM

Arizona State freshman TE Brendan Landman plans on transferring.

Landman boasts a great frame for the position at 6'6/235 pounds but was only considered a two-star recruit coming out of high school. San Jose State was interested in signing him to a scholarship at that time, but Landman would have to sit out a season if he transfers to an FBS program.
Dec 13 - 11:24 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Arizona State junior RB D.J. Foster "needs another year."

"Foster, I think needs another year. I like his versatility. There were some games where he didn't necessarily run the ball like you would expect him to do. Game to game, if he's more consistent next year, he could be a second- or third-round guy, so I think going back would help him." The Arizona State prospect has rushed for 1,043 yards, with 646 receiving yards through 12 games. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Foster, is one of the nation's most dangerous receiving threats out of the backfield.
Dec 11 - 3:33 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Arizona State redshirt junior WR Jaelen Strong "is a second-round pick who could become a late first if he runs well."

"I think he's a second-round pick who could become a late first if he runs well,'' Kiper said. "The big question will be separation speed, quickness out of your break, explosiveness out of your break. Pro day's going to be very important for Jaelen Strong, there's no question about that. He can't go to any postseason all-star games as (a junior)." The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Strong has hauled in 75 receptions for 1062 yards and ten touchdowns this season. Still, Strong should peak the curiosity of many teams and will likely wind up in the second-round.
Dec 11 - 3:21 PM

Arizona State senior OT Jamil Douglas accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Douglas presents a puzzle to evaluators, one reason, perhaps, that CBS Sports' Rob Rang called him "one of the team's most intriguing NFL prospects" over the summer. Douglas is a long-time reliable starter, a ridiculous physical specimen who can power clean 385 pounds, squat 565, run a sub-5 second forty, and has a body fat measurement in the teens. The negatives include a certain shift to guard in the pros (where his so-so run blocking will need to improve) and a propensity to play high.
Dec 4 - 9:42 PM

Arizona State senior S Demarious Randall accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

Randall leads nation with nine solo tackles per game. He's accounted for 101 tackles in 2014, including 9.5 for loss, with one sack, three interceptions, eight pass break-ups and 11 passes defended. Randall is graded as a Round 7 or UDFA prospect by CBS Sports.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 3 - 7:26 PM

Arizona State senior QB Taylor Kelly has accepted an invitation to play in the East West Shrine Game.

Kelly is not a good quarterback prospect, but the senior class is weak in general. The Shrine now have five of six quarterbacks on their accepted list. Kelly missed time this season due to injury, and we think his replacement, Mike Bercovici, played better in some instances.
Dec 3 - 1:33 PM

Arizona State junior RB D.J. Foster had 34 rushing yards on 13 attempts and 60 receiving yards on seven catches in Friday's loss to Arizona.

The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Foster, though one of the nation's most dangerous receiving threats of the backfield, is too often bottled up as a rusher. Since Week 4, he's been held under 100 rushing yards in eight of nine games, and under 60 rushing yards in seven of nine. That's not to take away from his overall impact as an explosive playmaker, however -- Foster has 1,002 rushing yards and 646 receiving yards through 12 games.
Nov 30 - 5:17 PM

Arizona State redshirt junior WR Jaelen Strong caught four passes for 80 yards and a touchdown in the school's 42-35 loss to Arizona.

Strong made a couple of spectacular grabs, include a 50 yarder and a difficult three yard touchdown grab. He did spend some time on the sideline, however, which has been a common outcome. Still, Strong should peak the curiosity of many teams and will likely wind up in the second-round.
Nov 29 - 10:03 AM

Arizona State redshirt junior WR Jaelen Strong will play in Saturday’s Territorial Cup battle against Arizona.

The Arizona State prospect was held out of the Sun Devils game against Washington State for precautionary reasons, after sustaining a concussion the previous week versus Oregon. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Strong has hauled in 71 receptions for 982 yards and nine touchdowns this season.
Nov 26 - 4:03 PM

TFY Draft Insider notes that scouts are "concerned" with Arizona State redshirt junior WR Jaelen Strong's "lack of speed, quickness and the struggle he’ll have separating at the next level."

"Arizona State receiver Jaelen Strong receives a lot of attention on the outside as the junior is in the midst of a career campaign. Speak to scouts and you’ll get a different point of view. Many are concerned with his lack of speed, quickness and the struggle he’ll have separating at the next level," Pauline writes. The Arizona State prospect has sustained his preseason buzz at the position and has displayed an ability to win at the catch point. He has totaled 71 receptions for 982 yards and nine touchdowns this season. Pauline notes that "scouts have stamped Strong as a third rounder based off the film and many grade Dres Anderson of Utah as a better receiver prospect for the next level."
Nov 24 - 3:39 PM

Arizona State redshirt junior WR Jaelen Strong is expected to play against Arizona after sitting out last weekend's game with a concussion.

Strong appeared to go through warmups against Washington State but was ultimately held out of the contest. Strong has been just that, winning in contested situations at the catch point and will likely jump to the NFL after this season.
Nov 24 - 2:18 PM

Arizona State senior DL Marcus Hardison "showed burst, agility and strength to rip through blocks and to pull down ball carriers" on Saturday against Washington State, wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Hardison collected two sacks, an interception and a forced fumble, spurring a Sun Devils comeback. "Perhaps his most impressive play of the game came when he dropped off the line to snag a quick slant from Falk with just over three minutes remaining in the first half," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-4, 298-pound Hardison (4.7 forty) was one of the most heavily recruited JUCOs in the country when he committed to the Sun Devils. "Hardison showed not only impressive recognition and hands on the interception, but good overall athleticism, vision and balance in returning the ball to the 13-yard line," Rang wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 23 - 10:23 PM


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