While Camp Tontozona didn’t go as originally planned due to weather, the practice time did give fans a glimpse of some nice things to come this season.
Takeaway 1: The quarterback competition will be fierce
Probably the biggest storyline coming into this season was the quarterback competition that was going to take place. With the first week of practice over one thing is clear, it isn’t so much a competition as it is a fight.
Coach Todd Graham has said he won’t name a starter until the week of the first game of the season so that he can evaluate each quarterback for an extended amount of time and he is going to need every second of that time.
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Perkins had been criticized in the past for his lack of arm strength and poor mechanics, but he seems to have improved over the summer.
According to Doug Haller of azcentral sports, Perkins worked with two quarterback coaches over the summer who helped him drive the ball further and also become a more accurate passer.
Another quality that Perkins has is his ability to create opportunity with his legs. A quality that Graham has had success with in the past.
Perkins isn’t the only quarterback on the roster who knows how to create opportunity with his legs, Wilkins also knows how to make things happen with his legs.
Wilkins has the advantage of having a larger showcase of his talents as he has seen some playing time over his past two seasons as a Sun Devil.
Brady White and Dillon Sterling-Cole are the other two quarterbacks on the ASU roster, with White also taking some first team reps over the past week.
White’s amount of reps compared to Wilkins and Perkins is small but he does have a strong arm. Unlike Perkins and Wilkins, however, White is more of a traditional stay-in-the-pocket quarterback.
Thankfully for Sun Devil fans the quarterback competition is just heating up, which means much more speculation as we draw closer to the beginning of the football season.
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