Arizona State 2016 class: Top-5 sleepers

The projects stars of Arizona State's 2016 class are clear-cut. Or are they? Here's our pick for five sleepers who could emerge and be big time college players.

1. Maurice Chandler -- The lower rated of two Top-50 junior college defensive back additions by, we think Chandler is a little better overall athlete than J'Marcus Rhodes and a bit more versatile a player. The Sun Devils just don't have a lot of options returning in the secondary, and at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Chandler can play either cornerback spot or field safety, so he's able to fit in a variety of personnel combinations and play on the field. We do expect he'll wind up a starter for ASU this season. He re-directs well and has impressive instincts, speed, and ball skills. 

2. Jeremy Smith -- Playing out of position in high school artificially limited how Smith was perceived as a prospect, we believe. Smith had to play quarterback because it was best for his team, but he leaps off the screen on the rare reps he's been split out as a receiver in recent years. A lanky framed player who should fill out nicely in time, Smith is a long-strider who maintains great body composure through his routes. A star on the track as a hurdler for his high school team, Smith has the dexterous ability to sync up all of his moving parts in a way that is vital to be a high quality receiver.

3. Cohl Cabral -- A reasonable case could be made that Cabral was deserving of four-star status as a prospect. He attracted a wealth of offers and has the foot agility and overall versatility to play all five offensive line positions. In the last six months, Cabral has grown about an inch and gained 20-30 pounds without seeing much drop-off in his range and quickness. He's closing in on 6-foot-6 now, and while playing outside at right tackle is a real possibility, Cabral has the flexibility and footwork to play center at that size, which has to also be very appealing for coaches.  

4. Kyle Williams -- Another player who had to spend a lot of time in high school out of position at quarterback, Williams has very good short area quickness and two-step acceleration. He's an ideal perimeter screen receiving target with how the Sun Devils have used the field-side 2-receiver historically. Williams is also elusive and hard to check at the line of scrimmage, so he's a dangerous threat on quick slants and other rapidly in-breaking routes. Williams doesn't have great top end speed, but his foot quickness is impressive and he's an every down underneath threat. 

5. Robbie Robinson -- The only thing that kept Robinson from being a four-star prospect is his size. He's probably a generously listed 5-foot-9 and slightly put together. It's a legitimate limitation, particularly projecting beyond college, but Robinson's extremely tough and skilled. His tackling approach and technique is superior to most high school defensive backs. His change of direction and recovery quickness is borderline elite. He can blanket receivers, at times. The biggest challenges will be getting off perimeter blocks and not being washed out of screens and wide runs, as well as handling big possession receivers in the red zone. 

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