Scouting Report: Will Sutton

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With the offseason underway, it is draft/free agency season. In this segment, “Scouting Report”, I will be posting scouting reports of who I believe the Cowboys should covet in the 2014 NFL Draft. Stay tuned daily, as I will be writing a few per day.

Background

Will Sutton just finished his redshirt senior season. He earned the Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year award two times in 2012 and 2013. He was an All-Pac-12 first team player.

Measurements

- 6-0, 305 pounds

- 4.94 40-yard dash

Info

- Second most tackles for loss in 2012, only behind Jadeveon Clowney

Strengths

- Versatile

- Great burst off the ball

- Rare quickness

- Good pursuit guy

- Can beat opposing linemen off the ball

Weaknesses

- Small at 6-0

- Not the best tackler

- Arm tackles at times

- Missed 2010 season due to academic issues

- Needs to get better at getting rid of blocks

- Needs to develop a pass rushing move

The Fit

Sutton is more of a skill defensive tackle who could also play defensive end if he lost weight. Sutton is more like Hageman, instead of Nix III. Sutton will be coming out of school much more polished than after his junior season. He was the anchor of Arizona State’s defense this year. The Cowboys would be getting a guy with a tremendous motor, who will work hard every play. Sutton will be a fun player to watch the Senior Bowl.

Scout Grade: 81/100

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Topics: 2014 NFL Draft, Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones, Will Sutton

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