Dec 7, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils defensive tackle Will Sutton against the Stanford Cardinal at Sun Devil Stadium. Stanford defeated Arizona State 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Will Sutton’s weight gain results in sloppy Senior Bowl practices


Former Arizona State Sun Devils defensive tackle Will Sutton arrived at the Senior Bowl at 315 pounds, down from the 330 he played at during the season and looked lethargic, heavy-legged and sporting a lot of ‘bad weight’ after he bulked up from his playing weight of 267 pounds.

Sutton was a star as a junior when he had 23.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks to rank among the nation’s leaders, but after piling on the pounds dropped to 13.5 tackles for loss and only four sacks.

The weight showed, and in a bad way, Sutton had a bad first day of practice in Mobile and rebounded a little bit on Tuesday, but teams are concerned about his conditioning and his lack of suddenness and burst in drills.

Sutton’s weight will be the biggest number teams monitor leading up to May’s draft and if he’s down to 300 for February’s combine and then near 285-290, he could help to stop his plummeting draft stock.

 

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