This Arizona State football team is hungry.
They are ready to feast on the likes of top-ranked BCS teams including Wisconsin, Stanford, USC and Notre Dame, and that is just in the first five weeks of the regular season.
The nation's 14th ranked offense with 38.4 points per game in 2012 finished the season, dare I say, en fuego. Averaging 49.7 points in their final three games, the Sun Devils finished the year with three consecutive wins for the first time in 34 years.
That is an amazing feat as the Sun Devils have won their division only three times in that span. It is also the first time that Arizona State has won the Territorial Cup and their bowl game. The Sun Devils are chomping at the bit to get back on the field to prove that they are truly a legit team. For the first time in a long time, the media outside of the metro Phoenix area is also taking notice.
The Pac-12 media tabbed Arizona State as the No. 2 team in the south division, but what is more impressive is the 10 first-place votes that the Sun Devils received.
The returning offensive and defensive squads are going to be huge, with record-breaking years from quarterback Taylor Kelly and running backs Marion Grice and D.J. Foster.
The defensive squad returns consensus All-American and the Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year Will Sutton and his partner in destruction, Carl Bradford (pictured).
Bradford and Sutton became just the first duo in Sun Devil history to post double digits in sacks in the same season since 1994. There were 51 FBS teams that finished with fewer sacks than Sutton and Bradford (24.5).
Everybody is preparing for the returning studs, but who are the up-and-coming studs that will make an impact in the foreseeable future?
Here are the five players most likely to play in 2013 and will shine in years to come.