ASU Football: Notables from the Sun Devils’ Pro Day

Manny Wilkins, Casey Tucker and Demonte King were among the players who stood out for ASU football during its Pro Day on Wednesday morning.

While many eyes remain focused on where Arizona State receiver N’Keal Harry will land in the 2019 NFL Draft, there are a number of Sun Devil football players that could join him in the professional ranks come this April.

The first step for many of those players began Wednesday during ASU’s Pro Day, where the players showcased their abilities in front of both media and team scouts.

On hand for the Sun Devils were representatives from 27 of the 32 NFL teams.

Here were some players who stood out from the event.

Manny Wilkins

ASU’s starting quarterback from last season measured out at a 6-foot-2, 193-pound frame.

Wilkins also had 9 5/8 inch hands and a 77-4/8 inch wingspan.

For his first activity of the day, Wilkins recorded a 9-foot-11 broad jump, with his best attempt of the day coming in his first jump.

Among the three players who participated in the workout, Wilkins finished tied for the top mark.

For the 40-yard dash, Wilkins ran a mid-4.7 dash on his first attempt. But after completing the run, he decided to not partake in the second attempt, citing an issue in one of his calves.

Wilkins also did not compete in the cone shuttle drill, but participated in throwing drills later in the day.

Casey Tucker

One of the Sun Devils’ starting tackles from last season, senior Casey Tucker made significant strides on his pro day.

The guard impressed early on bench press by completing 28 reps, the best of the ten players who competed in the workout. That mark would have tied for 13th for offensive linemen who participated at the NFL Combine.

The former five-star recruit also measured in at 6-foot-5 and 308 pounds while recording a 25-1/2 inch vertical jump.

The senior concluded the day running mid-5.3 40-yard dash time, a slightly lower mark for a lineman, but nonetheless solid for his size.

Overall, Tucker made a case with his strength, despite a slower dash time.

Demonte King

Defensive back Demonte King blazed through pro day with multiple impressive marks.

To kick things off, King impressed scouts with 20 reps on bench press, which would have led all defensive backs who participated at the combine.

The senior also finished with the top 40-yard dash time among participants, with a mid-4.5 mark.

King also recorded an impressive 32-1/2 inch vertical jump, tying teammate and fellow defensive back Jalen Harvey.

With his speed and vertical, King could be an intriguing pick for team’s looking for a multi-dimensional defensive back.

And while top-prospects Harry and Renell Wren did not compete in several of the drills, each was limited after successful combine performances. Harry did participate in throwing drills with Wilkins, while Wren was among players measured to start the day.

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