When Damarious Randall was drafted 30th overall by the Green Bay Packers in 2015, it ended a 12-year drought for Arizona State.

The safety was the first former ASU football player to be taken in the first round of the NFL draft since 2003, when Terrell Suggs was taken by the Baltimore Ravens.

The longest previous gap between first-round picks for ASU was five years.

PHOTOS: First-round NFL draft picks from ASU

Suggs’ selection ended a golden age for the ASU football program in terms of first-round NFL draft picks:

  • Suggs, 10th overall in 2003, was the fifth Sun Devil to be drafted in the first round in four years.
  • Levi Jones went to the Cincinnati Bengals with the 10th overall selection in 2002.
  • Adam Archuleta was picked by the St. Louis Rams with the 20th selection in 2001. 
  • Todd Heap was a Ravens’ 1st round pick in 2001. He went No. 31 overall.
  • Erik Flowers went to the Buffalo Bills with the 26th pick in 2000. 

MORE: 20 Arizonans have been first round NFL draft picks

Overall, the Sun Devils have had 24 players taken in the first round of the NFL draft.

ASU’s first-round NFL draft picks

2015 – Safety Damarious Randall, 30th overall, Packers

2003 – Defensive end Terrell Suggs, 10th, Ravens

2002 – Tackel Levi Jones, 10th, Bengals

2001 – Defensive back Adam Archuleta, 20th, Rams

2001 – Tight end Todd Heap, 31st, Ravens

2000 – Defensive end Erik Flowers, 26th, Bills

1995 – Defensive back Craig Newsome, 32nd, Packers

1994 – Defensive end Shante Carver, 23rd, Cowboys

1991 – Running back Leonard Russell, 14th, Patriots

1988 – Guard Randall McDaniel, 19th, Vikings

1988 – Wide receive Aaron Cox, 20th, Rams

1983 – Defensive end Jim Jeffcoat, 23rd, Cowboys

1982 – Running back Gerald Riggs, 9th, Falcons

1980 – Quarterback Mark Malone, 28th, Steelers

1979 – Defensive end Al Harris, 9th, Bears

1978 – Wid receiver John Jefferson, 14th, Chargers

1976 – Defensive back Mike Haynes, 5th, Patriots

1976 – Linebacker Larry Gordon, 17th, Dolphins

1974 – Running back Woody Green, 16th, Chiefs

1973 – Wide receiver Steve Holden, 16th, Browns

1971 – Wide receiver J.D. Hill, 4th, Bills

1969 – Linebacker Ron Pritchard, 15th, Oilers

1967 – Wide receiver John Pitts, 22nd, Bills

1964 – Running back Charley Taylor, 3rd, Redskins

PHOTOS: First round NFL draft picks from Arizona

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