Weber St.-Arizona St. Preview

(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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 20 Arizona State Sun Devils season preview

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...
Via College Football Universe
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bradford Uses Tragedy to Overcome Obstacles

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...
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Film Study: Carl Bradford Fits Best as Inside Linebacker

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...
Via The Packers Guru
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay drafts 5 quality players on final day

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New Packers OLB reignites Badgers fans' resentment over bad call

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers 2014 NFL Draft – Fifth Round Pick: Corey Linsley, Center, Ohio State

With their 5th round pick (161st overall) in the 2014 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Carl Bradford, an LB from Arizona State. PLAYER DETAILS:  Corey Linsley OC Ohio State 6’3″/296 lbs CAREER NOTES:  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...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Carl Bradford Brings Pass Rush, Versatility to Packers in 2014 NFL Draft

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...
Via The Packers Guru
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers fourth round pick looks like a rockstar (photo)

Welcome to the Packers, Carl Bradford! Arizona State OLB Carl Bradford, the #Packers' latest pick, looks like a fun guy. — Jeff Ash (@JeffAshPG) May 10, 2014 Here are some highlights of the No. 121 pick out of Arizona State. You may also be interested in:Green Bay Packers fourth round pick looks like a rockstar (photo)Grading the Packers 2nd and...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers 2014 NFL Draft – Fourth Round Pick: Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona State

With their 4th round pick (121st overall) in the 2014 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Carl Bradford, an LB from Arizona State. PLAYER DETAILS:  Carl Bradford LB Arizona State 6’1″/250 lbs CAREER NOTES:  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...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

My Top 25 Day Three Targets for the Green Bay Packers: 2014 NFL Draft

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...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s Next for the Packers? Looking Ahead at NFL Draft Rounds 4 – 7

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...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lengthy list of Sun Devils preparing for NFL opportunities

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...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bradford confident with decision, eager to learn draft fate

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL draft prospect rankings OLB

2014 OLB rankings. Does not include those included in Edge Rusher rankings  Kyle Van Noy- BYU Ryan Shazier- Ohio State Trevor Reilly-Utah Christian Jones- FSU Telvin Smith- FSU Carl Bradford- Arizona State Jordan Tripp-Montana Jordan Zumwalt-UCLA Christian Kirksey- Iowa Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post 2014 NFL draft prospect rankings OLB appeared...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Notes: Monday

  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU defense makes spring progress but has much rebuilding left

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Arizona State LB Carl Bradford

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...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Top 10 OLB could help the Arizona Cardinals?

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...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU notes: Finally healthy, Cox getting his chance

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sutton, Bradford post improved 40 times at ASU's pro day

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun Devils ready to tackle 'unfinished business' in 2014

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun Devils have huge need for impact defenders in 2014

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU kicks off final recruiting stretch with big weekend

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Record 98 underclassmen declare

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...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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