(AP) - Arizona State's offense has been explosive in two seasons under coach Todd Graham and has a chance to be even better this season with so many playmakers returning.
But as the Sun Devils head into the 2014 season, it seems all anyone wants to talk about is the defense.
And for good reason. With just two returning starters, even Graham understands why there's so much...
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Last season, the Arizona State Sun Devils ran through their Pac-12 competition on the way to a 10-4 record behind the 2013 Pac-12 coach of the year, Todd Graham. This year, Arizona State will have to lean on their offense where they return eight starters and hope that their defense, which returns just three starters, can fill the void left by some key players a season ago. At...
Carl Bradford: “People can’t see the lion roaring inside me”
The Green Bay Packers used this year’s fourth round pick on Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford. There were probably not many followers of the Packers who were more excited than I was and I’ll come clean right here and now: I’m an ASU alum and a season ticket holder. It was homerism at its finest when...
The Green Bay Packers did not select an inside linebacker in the 2014 NFL Draft, something fans and pundits have criticized them for since the the conclusion of the annual selection meeting. Yet, after reviewing the game film of fourth-round selection Carl Bradford, it appears he would be a perfect candidate to move to inside linebacker and at the very least, it’s clear he can...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The third and final day of the NFL draft doesn't nearly have the buzz that the first round does. But in a few years, there will likely be at least one player selected by the Green Bay Packers in the back half of this draft who turned out to be a difference-maker.
Names like David Bakhtiari, Micah Hyde, Mike Daniels and Josh Sitton were all fairly anonymous...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Carl Bradford might have made a bit of a miscalculation in his first public comments as a member of the Green Bay Packers.
The former Arizona State linebacker was on the field during the infamous ending on Sept. 14, 2013 when the Wisconsin Badgers lost on account of some questionable officiating. Bradford, the Packers' fourth-round pick, laughed when asked...
With their 5th round pick (161st overall) in the 2014 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Carl Bradford, an LB from Arizona State.
Corey Linsley has been the center of attention on the Ohio State offensive line for the past two seasons – 2012 and 2013 – and was one of the best centers in the nation...
The Green Bay Packers have spent the last two offseasons adding versatile, athletic pass rushers and that trend continued on Saturday in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft when the team selected Arizona State defensive end/outside linebacker Carl Bradford.
Bradford, a 6-1, 250-pound outside linebacker, who also played on the defensive line for the Sun Devils, is a physical, aggressive...
Welcome to the Packers, Carl Bradford!
Arizona State OLB Carl Bradford, the #Packers' latest pick, looks like a fun guy. pic.twitter.com/rczCbdeqbC
— Jeff Ash (@JeffAshPG) May 10, 2014
Here are some highlights of the No. 121 pick out of Arizona State.
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With their 4th round pick (121st overall) in the 2014 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Carl Bradford, an LB from Arizona State.
Appeared in 39 games and made 28 career starts, including every game in 2012 and 2013…two-time All-Pac-12, including First Team in 2013…Finished career with 40...
Jordan Tripp, LB, Montana
Jordan Tripp, OLB, Montana – Quick, high motor, top performer in 3-cone and shuttle drills
Trevor Reilly, OLB, Utah – tough, physical competitor – average athleticism.
Prince Shembo, OLB, Notre Dame – Tenacious, physical player – run stuffing edge LB.
Carl Bradford, OLB, Arizona State – Undersized, short arms, aggressive tackler, good blitzer...
Arizona State LB Carl Bradford is one of the top defensive players still on the board heading into day three
The Packers came into the draft’s day two having addressed one of their biggest needs at safety with the addition of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Rumblings were that the Packers would be looking hard at the wide receiver position and with their first pick in round two, they chose...
A year ago, the NFL Draft came and went without a single Sun Devil selected for the first time in more than 50 years. This year, there's no worry about a repeated disappointment.
All-American defensive tackle Will Sutton and linebacker Carl Bradford seem certain to be drafted, perhaps in the draft's first three rounds; running back Marion Grice also is a strong possibility...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Before Arizona State's appearance in the Holiday Bowl, linebacker Carl Bradford's future with the Sun Devils was a hot topic. Bradford said he wasn't sure what he'd do, but ASU coach Todd Graham said he'd be "shocked" if Bradford didn't return for his senior season.
After some deliberation and a reported third-round draft grade, Bradford...
2014 OLB rankings. Does not include those included in Edge Rusher rankings
Kyle Van Noy- BYU
Ryan Shazier- Ohio State
Christian Jones- FSU
Telvin Smith- FSU
Carl Bradford- Arizona State
Christian Kirksey- Iowa
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Here’s a collection of reports from Monday regarding prospects visits, workouts and rumors:
Indiana WR Cody Latimer spent the weekend visiting with the Ravens. (Ian Rapoport)
Northern Illinois S Jimmie Ward has been cleared to begin running after his recent tests on his surgically repaired foot came back positive. (Adam Caplan)
Arizona State OLB Carl Bradford has had pre...
Probably more than anything else, Arizona State's spring practice was about determining exactly what it has to work with next season, particularly on defense, where nine starters graduated. The process wasn't always pretty, but the Sun Devils ended spring practice feeling a lot more confident about the defense than when they began.
"I feel great about where we're...
Good friend Dave-Te' Thomas of Scouting Services has finished his player profiles of several of the top 2014 NFL Draft prospects and over the course of the next few weeks I will be posting the ones that the Pittsburgh Steelers will more than likely have interest in. Being as Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford was […]
Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Arizona...
The Arizona Cardinals need to find a solid edge rusher to compliment John Abraham. The right one would be a great addition to the team and make a tough defense even nastier.
Earlier today, we posted our Top 10 list of players at the position and there are a couple who could help the Cardinals. Kyle Van Noy of BYU has the field smarts and a nose for the football that makes him dangerous...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- A year ago, Arizona State was supposed to be getting its first look at highly touted recruit Chans Cox, an in-state linebacker who graduated high school early to participate in spring drills.
A year later, the Sun Devils are finally getting a good look at him on the field.
Finally healthy after a year of battling injuries, Cox is getting opportunities in spring practice...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- With nearly every NFL team represented at Arizona State's pro day Friday, top defensive prospects Will Sutton and Carl Bradford got a second opportunity to impress scouts as they try to raise their stock for the NFL Draft in May.
After doing weight room drills at the NFL Combine last month, Bradford and Sutton opted to skip that portion of the pro day, which was...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- When Todd Graham arrived at Arizona State, he implemented an "All In" mindset, emphasizing buy in and commitment to what he wanted to build.
After a successful first season, Graham transitioned the program to the "Any Challenge" mantra that carried the Sun Devils to 10 wins and a berth in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
Now, with the bar set higher...
For the past two seasons, Arizona State's defense has thrived in the Pac-12 behind an impressive contingent of impact players. Come next season, those players will be gone.
After losing six All-Pac-12 defenders to graduation and early NFL entry, ASU needs new defensive stars to step up in 2014.
Try to identify ASU's top five impact defensemen in 2013 and you'll certainly...
We may be well into the college football offseason, but the lights were on at Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday night.
It may have had to do with the north end zone renovation project, though that seems unlikely on a weekend night. It seems more plausible that the lights shined brightly on Frank Kush Field for a group of special guests.
Arizona State kicked off the home stretch of recruiting...
A record 98 underclassmen have declared themselves eligible for May’s NFL Draft, blowing past the previous record high. For the sixth-straight season, the number has increased.
January 15 was the deadline for underclassmen to apply for the draft and now that all the entries are official and locked in, the previous high has been left in the dust. Last year 73 underclassmen entered...