2011 NFL Draft Features Several Sun Devils Prospects

Tonight is the first round of the NFL Draft, and so now is the perfect time to take a look at some of the talent that has left ASU to take on the NFL.

The only player to declare early from last season's team was Lawrence Guy, a defensive tackle that made 41 tackles and collected two sacks in 2010.

Lawrence Guy is projected as the 17th best defensive tackle in this deep class, and the 180th best prospect overall according to CBS Sports. He has good size and jumps off the blocks quickly, and could be a real sleeper pick around the 4th round for a lucky team.

Next up: Thomas Weber, four year kicker at ASU.

Weber's name will bring about some very mixed emotions from Sun Devils fans. His work was unimpeachable during the 2007 season, when ASU went 10-2 and made the Holiday Bowl. From that point forward, he was known more for disappointment than success.

After having his field goal blocked in overtime against UNLV in 2008, Weber went on to be a part of several key losses, including last season's heartbreaking losses against Wisconsin and USC. Whether a kick was blocked or shanked, the big kick eluded Weber -- until the rivalry game against Arizona.

Weber's stock rose when he was able to deliver against the Wildcats, making all five of his field goal attempts in ASU's epic 30-29 victory.

In the 2011 NFL Draft, Weber projects as the 6th best kicker available, after former UCLA nemesis Kai Forbath. If a team needs him, he will be picked up in one of the final rounds of the draft.

Finally, Kerry Taylor is hoping to get his name called during the NFL Draft as well. After not being invited to the Combine, Taylor had to wait until ASU's pro day to put his name out there. He is projected as the 59th best wide receiver in the draft, and has to hope for a late-round selection as well.

Keep checking back at House Of Sparky to see if your favorite former Sun Devils get drafted this weekend to play in the NFL.

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