1. Dougladson Subtyl -- A terror at the junior college level the last two seasons, Subtyl led all of California with 18 sacks as a sophomore in 2015 and had 30 total sacks in his two-year career at Victor Valley. He's got a great chance to make an immediate impact especially because ASU is forced to replace not only starting Devil backer Antonio Longino, but his backup Ismael Murphy-Richardson, who was dismissed from the program in December. Subtyl isn't a mid-year transfer, perhaps the only thing that could hold him back from becoming an immediate starter.
2. Maurice Chandler -- The lower rated of two Top-50 junior college defensive back additions by Scout.com, we think Chandler is a little better overall athlete than J'Marcus Rhodes and a bit more versatile a players, so we have him just edging out Rhodes on this list. With ASU losing three starters in its secondary including both cornerbacks, Chandler has a great shot at earning a starting nod as a mid-year transfer. The Sun Devils just don't have a lot of options returning and at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Chandler can play either cornerback spot or field safety.
3. J'Marcus Rhodes -- A big corner at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Rhodes uses his length field orientation to his advantage as a glider who handles press coverage very well, which ASU is in a lot. The Sun Devils don't really need pure speed guys at cornerback, especially into the boundary, which is where we expect Rhodes to line up. Just like with Chandler, the Sun Devils are losing three defensive back starters and Rhodes has a great opportunity as a mid-year transfer available to practice with the team in the spring.
4. A.J. McCollum -- With four offensive line starters leaving ASU from the 2015 roster, a lot of parity, there's a lot of opportunity to be had and A.J. McCollum should step into an immediate competition to be the team's starting center. McCollum reminds both us and ASU coach Todd Graham of Nick Kelly, who was the multi-year starter for the Sun Devils at the position through 2015. McCollum has a nasty disposition and loves finishing blocks and running his feet through engagement.
5. N'Keal Harry -- ASU's top offensive skill prospect in the signing class, Harry is physically capable of playing immediately in the Pac-12, at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds. He's got a high ceiling and reminds somewhat of Jaelen Strong as a prospect in terms of his very strong hands and tendency to make extension plays on the football. With Devin Lucien, D.J. Foster and Gary Chambers moving on, there's a great opportunity for early playing time and Harry has a chance to earn a lot of it.