Arizona State wide receiver Devin Lucien only had one year with the Sun Devils, but man, did he make an impact.
He will try to make an impact with his new team, the New England Patriots, after they selected him in the seventh round with the 225th pick.
The graduate transfer from UCLA caught 58 passes for 752 yards and four touchdowns in three years with the Bruins. He capped off his college career with 1,074 yards and eight touchdowns, including six in his last four games.
Lucien entered the draft considered a sleeper pick by Pro Football Focus. Senior analyst Steve Palazzalo has this to say about the Sun Devil receiver:
“We see Lucien as a third round prospect, but not sure if the NFL is as high on him at this point. He’s sure-handed and did a nice job making difficult catches at ASU. We see him possibly growing into a number two role, but he at least adds a solid dimension to a passing game that can win contested catches.”
He is the second Sun Devil to be drafted this year. Christian Westerman was a fifth round selection to the Bengals.