2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View, Jaelen Strong WR Arizona St.

Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State (RJr)Measurables: 6'3 215 32.5" arms 9" handsCombine Results: 4.44 40 yard dash, 42" vertical jump, 123" broad jumpScouting Notes: Has an imposing, impressively powerful build for a wide receiver, unique for the position in that his frame is more reminiscent of a smaller linebacker or a taller running back, has good length and a muscular, well proportioned...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jaelen Strong has broken bone in wrist

This couldn’t possibly have come at a worse time for former Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong. The young pass catcher apparently has a broken bone in his wrist that is likely going to require surgery. Seen as a fringe first-round pick, Strong’s draft status will likely be impacted by this bit of information. He’s considered one of the top second-tier receivers behind...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

ASU WR Jaelen Strong Likely Needs Wrist Surgery, Will Get Rechecked This Weekend

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong has a fractured bone in his wrist that will likely require surgery at some point. Rapoport adds that Strong is one of the players headed for combine rechecks this weekend. Strong is among the players that have received an invitation to this year’s draft in Chicago ... The post ASU WR Jaelen Strong Likely Needs...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaelen Strong makes scouts look silly in NFL combine

Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong already found his name in enough mock drafts that calling him a first-round pick wouldn't be looney. Arguably, the majority of draft experts see him there, even though Strong's speed has been his biggest criticism.'s draft profile of Strong quoted an NFL scout who said, "He's not going to run fast, but it won't matter because any...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona State football: Three key returning players

Arizona State’s Football team is coming off an impressive 10-3 campaign in the 2014 season and lost key starters such as Taylor Kelly and Jaelen Strong. Other players will have to step up to replace the production lost by these players, and they have just the right people to do so in the 2015 season. DJ Foster The first key player is D.J. Foster the team’s starting running...
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

ASU football promises rivalry win, championships in letter to fans

The Sun Devils say they are ready for "The Grind." In a co-written letter to Arizona State football fans posted to the ASU athletics website, quarterback Mike Bercovici, safety Jordan Simone and running back D.J. Foster promise they will do everything in their power to chase championships. "Our goal has and always will be to win championships, but the difference between this year...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona State football impact running back recruits

Arizona State football returns its starting running back in DJ Foster for his senior season, but not as a running back. Foster is moving to a full-time spot at slot receiver as that is where NFL teams want to see him at the next level. Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage will be counted on to replace him in the back field next season, but ASU also has a number of running back recruits...
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

D.J. Foster will return for senior year at ASU, forgoes NFL Draft

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State do-it-all junior D.J. Foster announced at a Tuesday press conference that he will return to school for his senior season and put the finishing touches on what's already been a storybook Sun Devil career. Sitting next to ASU head coach Todd Graham and his parents, Foster said he put little weight in the projections he received as he considered entering...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State Wide Receiver Jaelen Strong Declares for 2015 NFL Draft

Considered by many to be a potential first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong has decided to leave school and join the professional ranks following the team’s bowl game against Duke later this month. Strong, a 6’3″ and 215-pound pass catcher, put up 75 receptions for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns during the regular season. In making...
Via Sportsnaut
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU football's Deantre Lewis leaves team before Sun Bowl

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State's main motivation looking ahead to its Sun Bowl game is sending 11 seniors off with a victory, but it appears one of those players won't be getting such an opportunity. Head coach Todd Graham confirmed after practice Friday that redshirt senior running back Deantre Lewis is no longer with the team. Graham wouldn't go into detail about Lewis' departure...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong Makes Tremendous One-Handed TD Catch Against Arizona

Arizona State junior wide receiver Jaelen Strong is going to make some team very happy next season in the NFL. Yeah, it would be great to think he is going to come back next season for his senior year, but with stats he put up this season and the catches he's made plenty of teams are going to be happy to snatch him up.When they see him make one-handed catches like he does here against...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong Makes One-Handed TD Catch Against Arizona

Arizona State receiver Jaelen Strong is one of the best in the nation, and the junior has provided plenty of highlight-worthy catches during his two...
Via Athlon Sports
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU to break out new maroon-and-white look this weekend

Arizona State has as many cool, unique uniform looks as anyone this side of Oregon, and the Sun Devils will be going with another new combination when they host Washington State on Saturday. This weekend, ASU will be wearing its maroon jerseys and pants with white helmets. New combo from @sundevilequip this week! White / Maroon / Maroon. #BestDressedTeamInAmerica pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

We Learned Many Things From The Past Weekend, but Todd Graham’s Work At Arizona State Stood Out From The Crowd

There was a lot more to process from the past weekend than the emergence of some very tantalizing end-of-season hypotheticals. Yesterday, we talked about 11-1 TCU versus 11-1 Baylor. We tossed around a playoff scenario pitting the Big 12 against the SEC West. We discussed the Big Ten going up against the SEC West under a particular set of circumstances. All those hypotheticals are...
Via The Student Section
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State continues to build playoff resume

For the first time since Jake Plummer was leading Arizona State to the Rose Bowl, it seems Arizona State is going to be a viable contender in the...
Via Athlon Sports
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Arizona State’s Jaelen Strong stretches out for a one-handed TD catch

Take a look at this fantastic catch by Arizona State’s Jaelen Strong against Notre Dame. Two hands? Nah. ASU’s Jaelen Strong only needed one for the #NDvsASU @ishares by @blackrock Play of the Game: — Pac-12 Networks (@Pac12Networks) November 9, 2014
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State Receiver Makes Crazy One-Handed Catch Vs. Notre Dame (GIF)

Jaelen Strong’s catch against No. 10 Notre Dame on Saturday deserves a play-of-the-day nomination. The Arizona State wide receiver leaped to make an outstanding one-handed touchdown grab in the first quarter of the Sun Devils’ game against the Fighting Irish. Strong’s highlight reel play was set up by Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, who fumbled the ball at his own...
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jaelen Strong makes amazing one-handed TD catch

Arizona State is taking it to Notre Dame in Tempe. The Sun Devils have already forced two Fighting Irish turnovers, and took a 10-3 lead after this impressive one-handed touchdown grab by star WR Jaelen Strong. The 13-yard touchdown strike came after a Notre Dame fumble deep in its own territory that Arizona State recovered. On ASU’s first play of the ensuing drive, QB Taylor...
Via College Spun
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State's rebuilt defense showing signs of improvement

Casual fans may be forgiven for assuming Arizona State is winning games just with its offense. Todd Graham’s up-tempo coaching style is...
Via Athlon Sports
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd Graham Expects Taylor Kelly, Not Mike Bercovici, To Start Against Washington

Most teams would be absolutely thrilled to get a star quarterback back from injury at a crucial point in the season. Arizona State will certainly be excited if Taylor Kelly can play this weekend, but there is one issue…his back-up Mike Bercovici has been playing exceptionally well. The junior has started three games for the Sun Devils, going 2-1, and has thrown for 1,243 yards...
Via College Spun
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State players launch campaign to fight domestic violence

Arizona State football players recently began a campaign we can all get behind. The Sun Devils are doing their part to help fight domestic violence. ASU QB Taylor Kelly said it all began when his teammates began hanging pictures of women that are close to them after hearing about the Ray Rice elevator incident (via's Dana O'Neil). “A mom, a grandma, a sister,”...
Via The Sports Daily
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly returns to ASU practice in limited capacity

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly returned to practice Thursday, dressing for the first time since injuring his right foot in a game against Colorado on Sept. 13, but remained limited. "Just bringing him back in, easing him back in a little bit," coach Todd Graham said. "We're just going to see how it goes. We're obviously preparing with both (quarterbacks),...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantastic Arizona State radio call of USC Hail Mary

For the second time this season, a Pac 12 game ended in a Hail Mary.  This time, it was Arizona State defeating USC at the death as Mike Bercovici somehow found Jaelen Strong in front of a group of Trojan defenders grasping at thin air. Radio calls of Hail Marys are always fantastic and this one from the Sun Devils booth is no exception.  I love the sheer shock and jubilation...
Via Awful Announcing
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona State beats USC on Hail Mary

The Arizona State Sun Devils stunned the USC Trojans and fans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as time expired on Saturday night. Down by two with four seconds left, Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici dropped back for a last-ditch hail mary attempt. What happened next is what makes college football so grand. Talented Sun Devil wide receiver Jaelen Strong hauled in the hail...
Via Sportsnaut
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Mike Bercovici, Arizona State Beats USC With Last Second Hail Mary

Arizona State hung around all night at USC, and on the last play of the game, back-up quarterback Mike Bercovici completed a long Hail Mary pass to star receiver Jaelen Strong to knock off the Trojans. Up two points with just seconds remaining, USC was content to rush three linemen and play prevent defense against Bercovici and the Sun Devils offense. Somehow Strong, who had 204...
Via College Spun
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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