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USA TODAY Sports' Paul Myerberg believes Arizona State redshirt senior QB Mike Bercovici is "poised for a monster season," naming him his No. 3 quarterback in the Pac-12.

"With all due respect to his predecessor, Taylor Kelly, it's obvious that Bercovici should've been the Sun Devils' starter in October and November. After patiently waiting his turn, the senior is poised for a monster season," Myberg wrote. Last season, the Arizona State prospect stepped up big during a three games stretch in Taylor Kelly's absence, passing for 1,243 yards and nine touchdowns, in just three starts. With Bercovici under center, the Sun Devils upset the USC Trojans on the road, while taking down Stanford as well.
Sep 2 - 2:32 PM

Arizona State redshirt junior S Viliami "Laiu" Moeakiola "has battled a foot/ankle issue for most of camp," AZCentral's Doug Haller notes.

Head coach Todd Graham stated last week that the ASU safety would not play if the season began today. Last season, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound Moeakiola posted 5.5 tackles per game in 2014, earning an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline gives Moeakiola a 3rd-4th round grade.
Aug 28 - 4:06 PM

Arizona State sophomore Kalen Ballage has practiced at both RB and pass rushing LB during preseason camp.

Ballage is a large running back at 6'3/230 lbs and has seen first team work on defense. D.J. Foster moved from running back to slot receiver, so Demario Richard is expected to take lead back duties. Ballage should see goal line and short yardage situations.
Source: ESPN
Aug 25 - 12:24 PM

Coaches are going to like Arizona State senior S Jordan Simone more than scouts will, believes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Simone has had a very interesting career. He started at Washington State but left and took a year off football when Paul Wulff was fired. He walked on at Arizona State and was an absolute terror on the scout team before ascending to game action. The 6-foot, 193-pounder posted 100 tackles and 4.5 TFL last year. "NFL scouts will want to see if he has the athleticism to play on Sundays, but coaches will push for him late in the draft based on his intelligent play and toughness," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 24 - 6:26 PM

Arizona State RBC Bo Graham has resigned.

Bo Graham was the team's running back coach, and perhaps more notably, the son of head coach Todd Graham. The team is reportedly going to fill the void left by his resignation via an internal hire. Whoever takes over will be working with sophomores Damario Richard and Kalen Ballage as they look to fill the big shoes of last year's leading rusher, D.J. Foster, who is moving to wide receiver this season.
Aug 24 - 4:44 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline likes Arizona State's "terrific" guard tandem of Christian Westerman and Vivii Teofilo.

The analyst graded Westerman as a fifth-rounder and Teofilo as a sixth-rounder. He called each of them "linemen with the ability to play in a run oriented system on Sunday."
Aug 22 - 11:24 PM

In TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline's eyes, Arizona State redshirt junior S Viliami "Laiu" Moeakiola is a "complete safety and a steady run defender who also looks good in coverage."

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Moeakiola recorded 5.5 tackles per game last season as an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention pick, including nine tackles against Duke in the Sun Bowl. Pauline graded Moeakiola as a Rds. 3-4 prospect.
Aug 22 - 9:14 PM

Arizona State senior S Jordan Simone "offers terrific instincts," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

While Simone lacks prototypical speed and size (6-foot, 193 pounds) for his position, Pauline likes his intellectual acumen and called his style "hard-charging." Earlier this summer, Sports on Earth's Matt Brown labeled him a "valuable tackling machine" on the strength of his 100 tackles and two picks a year ago. Brown ranked him as the 15th best safety prospect in the country.
Aug 19 - 9:06 PM

Scouts see Arizona State senior D.J. Foster as "a late round pick, while others feel he’s mid round talent," TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes.

"Some scouts consider D.J. Foster a late round pick while others feel he’s mid round talent. I agree with the latter. Foster is a skilled ball handler with an elusive style that can help a team in a variety of ways, which may be the problem. Many are split on his best position at the next level; running back or receiver," Pauline wrote. The 5-foot-11, 203-pounder was utilized in both the pass and run game by the Sun Devils, rushing for 1,081 yards and hauling in 62 receptions for 688 receiving yards. After spending his first three seasons at running back, Foster has been moved to receiver full-time for 2015. However, expect Arizona State to take advantage of his versatility this season.
Aug 19 - 3:20 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman calls Arizona State redshirt senior G Christian Westerman "one of the strongest men in college football," earning the No. 15 spot on Feldmans' Top 25 "Freaks" list.

The former five-star recruit started his college career at Auburn, before transferring to ASU, where he has quickly earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors. Last month, the 6-foot-4, 301-pounder threw up 20 reps of 315 pounds on the bench. In 2014, Westerman impressed on the bench by throwing up 225 pounds a whopping 41 times.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 14 - 2:48 PM

Arizona State senior D.J. Foster caught 31 passes at WR in 2014, 24 of them out of the slot.

Foster was technically a running back last season and caught 31 passes from that alignment. With Jaelen Strong off to the NFL there was a void at receiver. The Sun Devils hope Foster can fill it despite being a different style of player.
Aug 6 - 10:34 AM

Arizona State sophomore RB Kalen Ballage opened fall camp at first string pass rushing LB.

Beat writers deemed Ballage the school's most impressive offensive performer during spring activities, which was needed with D.J. Foster moving from running back to receiver. Head coach Todd Graham told reporters they would experiment with Ballage on defense, but immediate first team reps seems like more than an experiment. Ballage stands 6'3/222 lbs and is being used in a pass rushing role.
Aug 6 - 9:43 AM

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


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