Arizona State 2016 class: Top-5 overall prospects

Who are the Top-5 overall prospects long-term in the Arizona State 2016 signing class? Here's our take.

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. This is an NFL outside linebacker prospect to be sure. 

2. Dillon Sterling-Cole -- A four-star, Scout300 prospect, Sterling-Cole has no skill deficiency, with a live arm, good size and frame at 6-foot-3 and mechanical soundness for his age. Ultimately, what separates players at the top level is football IQ and processing power with regard to reading defenses pre and post-snap and we'll have to see how Sterling-Cole handles that part of the job. But we saw him make a good impression in every setting, including the Elite-11, The Opening and Semper Fi. 

3. 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. He has an NFL ceiling to be sure. 

4. 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 as well as immediate impact. 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. He re-directs well and has impressive instincts and ball skills. 

5. J'Marcus Rhodes -- A big corner at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Rhodes uses his length and 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. Rhodes has a relatively high ceiling due to his size and how the NFL trend is at cornerback in this regard. 


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