Draft Watch: Will Sutton, Arizona State
Sutton is an explosive defensive line prospect that fits best as a 3-technique at the next level. He plays with exceptional balance and is very active with his hands against offensive lineman showing an effective punch. Sutton stays low to the ground out of his stance, displaying quick feet and agility when changing direction. He fires off the snap aggressively with an explosive first step using his speed to beat offensive guards to disrupt the pocket. NFL scouts like that he runs with a relentless motor and goes hard until the end the play. Lacks the great size for the DT position, which makes NFL scouts fear that he may struggle against larger offensive lineman at the next level. He’s battled some injuries throughout his college career, which also has scouts wondering if his body can hold up in the NFL. Sutton had a sensational 2012 season but had a slow start to 2013 and came on strong towards the middle of the season. He finished his career as a highly productive player for the Sun Devils and he’s been one of the best pass-rushing interior defensive linemen in college football.