ASU's Damarious Randall taken by Green Bay Packers in 1st round of NFL Draft

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Arizona State defensive back Damarious Randall (3) celebrates during the final minute of the second half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 55-31. (AP Photo/Matt York) Arizona State defensive back Damarious Randall (3) celebrates during the final minute of the second half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 55-31. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Arizona State safety Damarious Randall was taken by the Green Bay Packers with the 30th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Randall becomes the first Sun Devil taken in the first round of the NFL Draft since Terrell Suggs in 2003.

Over the last several weeks, Randall has been one of the fastest rising prospects in the draft. The 5-foot-11, 196-pound safety has impressed teams with his athleticism and versatility. Randall possesses the speed (4.46 40-yard dash at the Combine) to chase down ballcarriers and stay with wide receivers downfield, and the tackling ability to be a contributor against the run. Perhaps his most coveted skill is his ability in coverage, which has some teams projecting Randall to cornerback rather than safety. However, he did show that many areas of his game are still raw, and sometimes takes ill-advised chances on the ball. He also is on the smaller side for an NFL safety, but there is no denying his immense upside.

Randall, a Florida native, came to ASU as a junior college transfer from Mesa Community College in 2013. A groin injury set him back early, but he burst onto the scene in his first career start, a 17-tackle effort against Notre Dame. He went on to finish the year with 71 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and three interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown in the win over rival Arizona. Last season, he led the team with 106 tackle,s three interceptions (one returned for a score against Notre Dame) and 12 passes defensed. He also made 9.5 tackles-for-loss, and was named to the All-Pac-12 first team.

In Green Bay, he reunites with former ASU linebacker Carl Bradford, who was the Packers' fourth round pick last year.