Two Sun Devils were taken in 2020 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers took wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk in the first round and Eno Benjamin went to the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round. Although there are a handful of Sun Devils that will be signed as undrafted free agents.
Linebacker Khaylan Kearse-Thomas — Tennessee Titans
Arizona State LB Khaylan Kearse-Thomas signed with Titans aS PFA, per source— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) April 25, 2020
Kearse-Thomas played four seasons in Tempe racking up 108 tackles, 7.5 sacks and an interception. It appears Kearse-Thomas will try to earn a roster spot with the Tennessee Titans possibly on special teams.
Tight end Tommy Hudson — Tennessee Titans
Congrats to my guy @TommyHudson15 for signing as a #UDFA w the @Titans— Donnie Yantis (@donnieyantis) April 25, 2020
Tennessee is getting one of the toughest, hardest working, most competitive players I have ever coached!! The Titans are getting a “Football Player” & a great person! #IHaveNoDoubt #FaithFamilyFootball ☝ pic.twitter.com/BeQk1rAT5v
Hudson caught 23 balls for 166 yards. Similar to Kearse-Thomas he projects to be a special teams player fighting for a roster spot or a possible blocking tight end.
Cornerback Kobe Williams — Jacksonville Jaguars
The #Jaguars are signing former Arizona State CB Kobe Williams, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 26, 2020
Williams in four years as a Sun Devil had 138 tackles, two interceptions, 25 pass defends and his last year he cross trained as a cornerback and safety.
Offensive lineman Cohl Cabral — Los Angeles Rams
Cabral will add depth to the Rams’ offensive line. He played center and left tackle in his four-year career at Arizona State.
This is what the The Athletic’s Dane Brugler says about him:
“A three-year starter at Arizona State, Cabral was the starting center in former offensive coordinator Rob Likens’ scheme. Exclusively an offensive tackle most of his life, he made the transition to center prior to his junior season, receiving consulting from Sun Devils staff analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer Kevin Mawae. Cabral allowed only one sack the last two seasons at center, showcasing the versatility to play multiple positions on the line. He isn’t a top-tier athlete and needs to hone his posture and strike timing to help mask his deficiencies. Overall, Cabral needs to grow stronger at the point of attack and continue his growth on the interior, but he displays the toughness, smarts and competitive mentality to be a quality backup with position flexibility.”
Wide receiver Kyle Williams — Tennessee Titans
In four years, Williams had 159 receptions for 1674 yards and 11 touchdowns. If football doesn’t stick, he’ll be fine as Williams has aspirations as a surgeon.
Punter Michael Turk
Turk hopes to compete for a starting punter position. Here are his stats from the school. A semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, Michael Turk’s 46.0 yards per punt average on 59 punts were 11th in the FBS and led the Pac-12. He pinned 32 of those 59 punts inside the opponent 20-yard line (54.2 percent), a total that was second in the nation.