Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by mkary12:
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
PAC-12 Awards Announced
Defensive Player of the Year: DT/DE Will Sutton*, ASU
He is probably as good as gone now
Any idea where he gets drafted? Would he work as a 3-4 DE. A bit undersized, but I like him.
not that small. Justin only has 12 pounds on him according to listed weight and Justin is 2-3 inches taller making him leaner then Sutton. Put Sutton in an NFL weight room for a year and he'd put on 10 pounds easy so by year 2 he'd measure 6'2 285.
Yeah, he has the frame to put on more weight and was actually up to around 285lbs before, he dropped weight for this year. I think he would top out weight wise at 300lbs give or take 5-10lbs.
In ASU's scheme he played DT on 1st and 2nd, and would sometimes play DE on 3rd down. I've watched every ASU game so I've seen a lot of him.
His best attribute is his quickness is just insane for a man his size. He has the foot and hand speed of a 180lbs corner. He was constantly just shooting gaps right off the snap of the ball and in the backfield. Big motor guy as well. During games you could visibly tell lineman were exhausted from battling with him.
He reminds me of Fletcher Cox of last year.
His best fit would be in a cover 2 scheme at DT, similar to how Sapp was used. He is a pass rushing DT who is going to make a living in the opponents backfield.
I'd love for him to be 49ers since he is a Sun Devil, but I'm honestly not sure if he is a good fit for us. Maybe if we drafted him we can use him in rotation and groom him since he won't have to step in right away. For the 49ers scheme he is going to need a year in the NFL weight room before he becomes useful to us. But like I said, his quickness and ability to beat lineman off the snap is truly remarkable, he was down right unblockable this season. They would double team him and he would still beat guys right affter the snap.
Edit: And he keeps making All-American teams....just names to Walter football's All-American team. If only Sutton didn't miss UCLA game, ASU probably would have won the PAC-12 south...
He is now a "consensus" All-American, made All-American on every list.
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Dec 7, 2012 at 11:53:56 ]