Jaelen Strong- Wide Receiver- Arizona State
Size: 6’3 215lbs
2013 Stats: 75 receptions 1,122 yards 7 TDs
2014 Stats: 82 receptions 1,165 yards 10 TDs

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Strengths:

  • Good size- long arms
  • Can beat press coverage
  • Former basketball star- will win jump balls
  • Physical- good run after catch
  • Can play slot or outside

Analysis: Strong combines good size with his physicality to play the wide receiver position.  A former basketball player, Strong knows how to get position and beat defenders for the ball.  Known to make contested catches, Strong can line up all over the field to create a mismatch.  Can develop into a Pro Bowl caliber player.

Need to Improve:

  • Raw
  • Body catcher
  • Lacks elite speed
  • Not a polished route runner
  • Needs to create separation better (will not have to make as many contested catches)

Analysis: Jaelen Strong is a raw wide receiver prospect that has yet to realize his full potential at the position.  Not a flat out burner, Strong will not run away from defenders and fails to create separation from defensive backs.  He will need to learn how to properly run routes with great technique to create that separation with defenders.  This shuld happen over time with his future position coach.  Strong needs to use his hands better to catch the ball, too many body catches will result in drops at the next level.

Round Prediction: 2-3

NFL Comparison: Eric Moulds

Dan SchalkFootballNFL DraftNFL Draft  Jaelen Strong- Wide Receiver- Arizona State Size: 6'3 215lbs 2013 Stats: 75 receptions 1,122 yards 7 TDs 2014 Stats: 82 receptions 1,165 yards 10 TDs Strengths: Good size- long arms Can beat press coverage Former basketball star- will win jump balls Physical- good run after catch Can play slot or outside Analysis: Strong combines good size with his physicality...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?