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NFL Draft Profile: Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong

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As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of 200 prospects, including what the scouts around the league are saying and video interviews with each player.

Jaelen Strong (WR), Arizona State

6’2” | 217 lbs.

2014 stats:

82 REC, 1,165 YDS, 10 TD

Selection:

3rd round, No. 70 overall (Houston Texans)

What scouts are saying:

"Above average height, length and frame for the position. Physical presence to post up and secure 50-50 balls, doing a nice job in traffic. Balanced athlete with coordinated feet and body control to stay in rhythm. Not fast, but gets vertical with long, decisive strides. Smooth movements and body control to make acrobatic adjustments on the ball, using his long arms to create a large catching radius. Good leaping ability and attacks well in jump-ball situations, making highlight grabs look routine. Soft, but strong, magnet hands to finish. Outstanding feel on back shoulder throws, using his frame and focus well along the sideline." — Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com

"Individual elements of Strong's game aren't awe-inspiring, but scouts really love the entirety of his game and where it is headed. His strength, size and ability to catch contested throws will be coveted by some, but his issues with separation quickness can only be solved if he becomes much better in his route-running. Strong looks the part of a physical, possession receiver with a relatively high floor." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

 

Video analysis provided by NBC Sports and Rotoworld NFL Draft expert Josh Norris.

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