SAN FRANCISCO Arizona State junior defensive tackle Will Sutton will keep an entire community in suspense a little longer. Sutton said after Saturdays Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl win that he will likely take until Jan. 15, the official filing date for underclassmen, to decide whether to declare for the NFL Draft.
Sutton was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year this season after finishing third in the Pac-12 in sacks (10.5) and first in solo tackles for loss (20) despite missing two games due to a knee injury.
Its a tough decision, so I have to take as much time as I need to make it, he said.
Sutton said he hasnt yet received the NFL report that will give him a better idea of his draft stock, but he said that is just part of the evaluation process. On the flip side, when asked what he had left to prove after earning the Pac-12 honor and being named a consensus All-American, he said:
I just love this game. College football is different from the NFL. Its more of a brotherhoo...