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Jaelen Strong | Wide Receiver

Team: Arizona State Sun Devils
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205

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TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline writes that some believed he "lost all credibility" when rating Arizona State redshirt junior WR Jaelen Strong as a fourth-rounder.
It's unclear if Pauline is referring to scouts or NFL personnel men, or if he's meaning fans turned on him. Either way, he's far lower on Strong than most. "On film Strong presents himself as an averaged sized receiver with average speed and quickness," Pauline wrote. "And while he makes a few nice receptions what’s most disconcerting is the way he often loses out in battles and does not come away with contested passes." The 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect grabbed 75 receptions for 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns as a Second Team All-Pac-12 performer last year. "Big frame, easy adjust and looks to have huge mitts on tape," ESPN's Kevin Weidl wrote of Strong last month. Jul 22 - 4:30 PM

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Arizona State redshirt junior WR Jaelen Strong is a a 1-on-1 downfield and red zone problem for defenses, according to ESPN's Kevin Weidl.

"Big frame, easy adjust and looks to have huge mitts on tape," Weidl wrote. Strong broke out in a big way for the Sun Devils last season, hauling in 75 receptions for 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns as a Second Team All-Pac-12 performer. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect's ideal frame gives fits to smaller corners, and his supreme athleticism makes it difficult for larger safeties to blanket him. He'll be one of the Pac-12's best fantasy performers in 2014.
Jun 19 - 1:13 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes that Arizona State redshirt sophomore WR Jaelen Strong is an "effective vertical threat."

"He runs hard and forces defenders to take him to the ground, fighting through arm tackles to generate good yardage after the catch. His size makes him equally effective on the perimeter (where he excels on back-shoulder fades) and when dragging across the middle. Strong accelerates quickly off the line, making him an effective vertical threat," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-4, 205 pound prospect has a "well-built" frame for the position. With his ideal size and athleticism, Strong is able to matchup well against smaller defenders in jump-ball situations. As a JUCO-transfer from Pierce College, Strong was a breakout star for the Sun Devils hauling in 75 passes for 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns. The Arizona State prospect was even named Second Team All-Pac-12 honors in 2013. If Strong can put together another productive season this year, he could make a strong case for himself to make the jump to the next level.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 17 - 11:19 AM

Arizona State redshirt sophomore WR Jaelen Strong will return to school in 2014.

Strong, a JUCO transfer, only has one season at the FBS level under his belt but he impressed with vertical ability and strength at the catch point this year.
Jan 3 - 10:52 AM

Arizona State redshirt sophomore WR Jaelen Strong caught four passes for 35 yards and one touchdown in the school's 55-21 win over Washington State.

Strong was hampered by an injury but caught a touchdown pass in the first quarter. Hopefully his health returns to one hundred percent, as Strong has been one of the nice surprises in the Pac-12 this season.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Arizona State redshirt sophomore WR Jaelen Strong will play against Washington State on Thursday.

CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler reports the extent of Strong's playing time relies on pregame warmups. The JUCO transfer has 45 catches for 685 yards and four touchdowns this season and is an emerging talent in the Pac-12.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 02:53:00 PM

Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Jaelen Strong caught 12 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown in a 42-28 loss to Stanford.

Strong, a JUCO transfer, has been on an early season tear and is showing no signs of slowing down. The Sun Devils flashes vertical speed and quickness to win at the catch point. He is draft-eligible, but this is only Strong's first season of action at the FBS level.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 10:39:00 AM

Arizona State redshirt sophomore WR Jaelen Strong has not been academically cleared for the 2013 season.

Strong is a junior college transfer, so he, defensive back Damarious Randall and linebacker Eriquel Florence reportedly still have work to complete. Taylor Kelly, the Sun Devils' quarterback, will likely have an NFL future.
Source: AZ Central
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 05:05:00 PM