Todd Graham believes Will Sutton will return for senior season

Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona St. head coach Todd Graham said on Friday that he wants best for defensive tackle Will Sutton, but that he does believe the Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year will return for his senior season.

After a redshirt junior season that saw him named Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and selected for multiple All-American teams, Arizona St. Sun Devils defensive tackle Will Sutton is eligible for the NFL draft and will certainly draw attention from the pro ranks. According to the Arizona Republic's Doug Haller, head coach Todd Graham believes that the standout defender will return to play his senior season at ASU.

Graham said that Sutton's decision would depend on what he heard from NFL clubs about where he would be picked.

"Depending on (the feedback he gets from the NFL), that will have a lot to do with it, but if you ask me, I think he'll come back," Graham told Haller.

"If he's going to be a first-round pick, I'm going to wish him the best. He has to do what's best for him and his family and I'd never want someone to do anything but that. But he does want his degree. He does think he can improve a lot," Graham went on to say.

In 2012 Sutton led the Pac-12 and was fifth in FBS with an average of 1.82 tackles for loss per game. Sutton recorded 10.5 sacks on the season for the Sun Devils.

According to Haller, one draft expert he spoke to predicted that Sutton would go in the second or third round of the upcoming NFL draft if he chose to leave ASU following the bowl game.

Sutton and the Sun Devils (7-5) will finish the 2012 season on Dec. 29 when they face Navy in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

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