Arizona State’s Jaelen Strong shows first-round potential at NFL Combine
Former Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong took his turn to show his stuff at the 2015 NFL Combine Saturday.
The (measured) 6-foot-2, 217-pound Strong posted a 123.0-inch broad jump, but it was his 4.44-second 40-yard dash and 42.0-inch vertical that got some attention.
Some great buzz abt #ASU WR Jaelen Strong. Fantastic ball skills & today wowed NFL ppl with a 4.44 40 and 42-inch vertical.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 21, 2015
— Sun Devil Football (@FootballASU) February 21, 2015
ASU WR Jaelen Strong making 1st Rd case. 42″ VJ is outstanding. 4.44 40 (unofficial) is surprising. He showed elite ball skill on 2014 tape
— Todd McShay (@McShay13) February 21, 2015
Jaelen Strong recorded a 42 inch vertical jump. Goodness.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) February 21, 2015
Strong ran a 4.51-second initial time in the 40-yard-dash, which still makes quite a case for a player his size.
— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) February 21, 2015
If he impresses scouts and coaches enough, Strong could be Arizona State’s first first-round NFL draft pick since Terrell Suggs in 2003.
Strong was also recently picked up by Roc Nation Sports, which also represents athletes like Robinson Cano, Kevin Durant, Victor Cruz, Dez Bryant and more. The agency is a part of rapper Jay-Z’s brand, Roc Nation, and launched in 2013.