With four rounds remaining in the 2012 NFL Draft, several Arizona State Sun Devils are hoping to hear their name called on Saturday. Quarterback Brock Osweiler was the first of the Sun Devils to leave the board, being picked in the second round by the Denver Broncos.
Four other players believe that they will be drafted late.
Linebacker Vontaze Burfict, while he has seen his stick plummet, still is optimistic. According to Arizona Republic writer Doug Haller, Burfict's agent believes that he will get drafted in the middle rounds.
Cornerback Omar Bolden, who missed the entire 2011 season because of a knee injury, will probably be the first of the rest of the ASU group to get drafted. He was projected to be as high as a third rounder. He worked out for the Jets, visited four other teams and met with one. Were it not for his knee injury, he had the potential have been a first rounder.
Receiver Gerell Robinson has an NFL body but only one year of decent production. However, his ability to get separation and his physical build are likely enough to land him on a team through the draft. He will likely go in the fourth or fifth rounds.
Offensive lineman Dan Knapp is a quiet mystery. The former tight end only has two years of offensive line experience. However, he has yet to show his full potential. He is athletic and has gained necessary size to play in the NFL. He worked out for the Falcons, visited the Cardinals and heard from three other teams. If he gets drafted, it will likely be in the final two rounds.