First scrimmage of spring provides ASU coaches great evaluation opportunity

Todd Graham and his assistants will be paying extra close attention to film of Friday's Arizona State spring practice as it will give them the best perspective of their personnel yet.

Arizona State held a scrimmage for about 30 minutes during Friday's spring practice according to its coach Todd Graham. It is going to provide ASU coaches with their first true game-like evaluation opportunity. 

"It kind of went back and forth," Graham said. "We ran the ball really well, we're running the ball really, really efficiently. Guys really competing for the ball, had some great catches today.

"If I had to pick someone I'd say maybe the offense won. Just by a nose."

Earlier, in a blitz period observed by reporters, sophomore defensive end Joseph Wicker had two sacks in a practice segment dominated by the Sun Devils' defense. 

"He's a gifted player," Graham said of Wicker. "Very gifted. As he matures and gets stronger -- and we found last year as the season wore on and he got more of a mastery or more of a knowledge of what we're doing, he got better and better and better. Look for him to be a catalyst up front for us. Probably right now one of our best pass rushers. 


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