Wedge Scouting Report: Jaelen Strong

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     So you like one handed catches?  How many times has ESPN played Odell Beckham’s catch by now?  And you aren’t tired of it yet are you?  Me neither.  Want to know an alien secret?  There will  be more great catches in 2015.  Earthlings don’t have a 6th sense – but I do!  I see Jaelen Strong making everyone spill their beers in 2015.

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     Jaelen Strong is a 6’3 wideout from Arizona State.  Whomever named him must be part alien because they clearly have a sixth sense too.  This Earthling is probably one of the most physical wideouts in the draft.  Most experts compare him to other physical wide receivers in the NFL like Dwayne Bowe or Marquis Colston.

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     But Strong is more than just a physically imposing wide receiver.  He has enough deceptive speed to be a legitimate deep threat and rare leaping ability to get up there and win the 50/50.  Look at him high point that ball!  Do I even have to tell you he played basketball in high school?  He is basically a power forward playing wide receiver.

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     The ball is in the air, he tracks it down, gets it before anyone else can get near it and if he is not in the endzone when he lands, well you try to bring him down foolish Earthling.  Strong has the strength to be a real force after the catch.  The Sun Devils used him a lot on bubble screens, short hitches and shallow patterns.  Think Ryan Tannehill might like a weapon like that?

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     Some Earthlings might suggest he is a bit raw after transferring from JUCO but some Earthlings turn their nosea up at filet mignon because it needs to be cooked too  – so they eat tofu.  Well I don’t want tofu.  I want a receiver with hands so strong he crushes the football.

     Strong might not make your draw jaw drop when he runs the 40 at the combine – speed is not his strong suit, strength is.  Don’t be mislead by that last statement though.  Strong has a track background, specifically the triple jump.  He is a long strider and has an elite level of build up speed.  That build up speed paired with his physical ability can wreak havoc on a secondary.  Step 1 towards the DB, the DB doesn’t know what he is doing, step 2, the DB still doesn’t know, step 3, Strong is almost in the body of the DB, the DB plants his foot and Strong explodes in another direction – now he is wide open.

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If Jaelen Strong was an Alien Weapon of Destruction, he would be the Lunar Claw of Upper Unnova.  CLAMP – Strong just grabbed you!

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108 Responses to Wedge Scouting Report: Jaelen Strong

  1. dbolt48 says:

    Who da fuck is dat #12 wit dem der dreads? Dat ain’t no Strong

  2. dbolt48 says:

    Agree with the Colston comparison.? Bowe not so much. Jalens a good player & as we’ve talked about before Pig, most of his issues are correctable through good coaching.

  3. The Flying Pig says:

    Ooh you are right about that 12 photo

  4. dbolt48 says:

    Love this kids attitude!

    @God_Son80: “Luck is what people formulate when they do something they didn’t believe themselves could do” #BeGreat

  5. Mike E. says:

    I’m getting a little early blogging in before I either quit or get fired because I threw the computer through the window.

    • olddolphan says:

      MIKE E.; SAVE your arm for softball season!! – – As for the stupid programming, tell your bosses that “The Customers Are Complaining, and WALKING OUT OF THE STORE” AND i’M real sure someone at corporate headquarters will notice! –MEANWHILE, keep smiling and keep doing your best just so they know that THE PROGRAM, not the EMPLOYEE, is the problem. A positive attitude is your best ally. And it will make an otherwise totally intolerable situation a little bit better. When headquarters sees that even Bill Gates in his prime could NOT get this program to work properly, they’ll look at a certain programmer as the cause of the problems.
      ——–
      THEN< YOU WILL HAVE WON!!
      ——-
      STILL celebrating FAU's upset of previously undefeated MIAMI.last night. Me and Mrs. OD will be heading to Boca Raton Saturday to see FAU's baseball team turn out the lights on OHIO STATE!!

      • olddolphan says:

        OFF to work! -Talk to you wonderful Dolfans after work. –Mike E, Stanger’s got my work phone number. –Remember, save your arm for softball season!

  6. dbolt48 says:

    Mike has become that grumpy guy resistant to change:

    “What the hell do I need automobile for when I have this donkey I can ride?”
    😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜

  7. D says:

    He needs to change his name from Jaelen Strong to Jaelen Meh…. 🙂

  8. D says:

    These fat SOB’s need to start pumping some iron, i am getting antsy.

  9. dbolt48 says:

    Guess the blog has given a resounding middle finger to Strong….LOL

  10. wyoming85 says:

    Tony Lippett

    Bottom Line
    The eyeball test doesn’t seem to show Lippett as a dangerous wideout, but he consistently beat Big Ten coverage. Long-strider who excels with slants, posts and in-cuts, he needs work to be more well-rounded with his routes. Lippett’s production skyrocketed thanks to hard work, confidence and competitive fire. His willingness to accept the challenge at cornerback and play both ways is an example of why Lippett should succeed as a starter in the league.

    Maybe we can get a twofer?

  11. stangerx says:

    I’m getting the feeling that Wedge likes Jaelen Strong. Redzone target, TAC, hands……seems a good fit. Where is he projected to go? I’m cool with a 2nd or 3rd on wideout if we don’t keep at least one of our top 4 receivers.

  12. Mike E. says:

    Are the O-line guys working out today? Anyone here know that? If so, I may want to add their workouts to my scouting report that I did for tomorrow.

  13. The Flying Pig says:

    No one likes Stronmg I guess…lol

    I love him

    • Mike E. says:

      Maybe Hickey loves him too. Do you like him better than White and Parker?

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I like White better than anyone else

        I think Parker has a higher ceiling

        But I think Strong will make a mor eimmediate impact than Parker

        I would probably draft Parker over Strong
        but its close

      • D says:

        As much shit as i give ya for Strong i agree that he isnt far off of Parker. Parker again i see as best “fit” for our system, and i say that over White as well, who i will admit is a much bigger talent overall. DGB i think could be bette than Strong as well, especially if your wanting a deep threat guy. The only knock i have on strong is how he falls in the draft. I dont see him worth the 14 pick, if we missed on Parker and White and had to fallback id probably fall back to a different position, possibly ILB or S over taking Strong, and i think there is little chance he falls to us by our second pick. He is just kinda in a wierd spot for us to draft him imo.

  14. D says:

    One of the most well-spoken prospects during the media sessions at Lucas Oil Stadium was former Duke offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson. Tomlinson jumped onto a lot of teams’ radars with a breakout performance at the Senior Bowl, but the big-bodied guard spent several minutes Wednesday discussing life after football, which Tomlinson said he hopes leads to him becoming a neurosurgeon. Not a bad career path for a Jamaica native who only managed to get into the game in middle school after eating “American food” made him gain weight.

  15. The Flying Pig says:

    D

    Obviously the guy really cares about football

  16. Al in MIA says:

    I’ve seen Jalen on film and don’t know what to think really.

    Rough around the edges in terms of his route running abilities but one thing for sure that Jalen is -> clutch. ASU had some tight games and he delivered in tight games down the stretch (hail mary vs USC, enough said LOL).

    He also is great with physical contact; won’t let the DB win the battle with the ball in the air most of the time.

    There is a reason why ASU’s QB would just throw it up for grabs when everyone else looked covered and that’s because he knows Jalen can win the physical battle downfield :).

    I give Jalen 2 thumbs up and give blog members who disapprove a big middle finger lol.

    • dbolt48 says:

      LOL. Highlight video shows the good and bad of Strong. Might be the best Big WR catching on contact, very strong hands. The bad, route refinement and not sudden enough in his breaks, which is why he constantly has a defender in his back pocket. The good news is the flaws are easily correctable with good coaching.

  17. The Flying Pig says:

    D
    I wouldn;t take Strong with the 14 either
    but he may be an ideal pick with our 2nd round pick

    or after a trade down

    I would love to have 2 2nd rounders and some how end up with 3 plyers in the first two rounds at any of these poisitions: WR, ILB, DT, OG, S, OLB or CB

    Lets say we go OL in the 1st with some one like Collins, then strong would be a good pick in the 2nd round

    i

  18. Al in MIA says:

    lol @ Tomlinson story….
    I can just see it now…him in the huddle vs Ryan Tannehill when disagreements arise.

    “IM THE REAL PRE-MED HERE NOT YOU”

  19. Al in MIA says:

    Dbolt,
    The sad reality is that speed don’t help you in the end zone.
    Vertical leap, body control, Physicality, Yards after contact, incredible juking ability are the only things that will save you (or a perfect pass).

    • dbolt48 says:

      Correct. Still need to be crisp in those routes. There’s a reason Landrys our best RZ WR

      • Al in MIA says:

        Well yea, don’t want to tip off anyone on defense as to the direction of the throw (inside/outside). For fade route, you can get by sloppy route running by just pushing off like most good WR do. Inside route is tricky, that’s pick off territory ala the way the SB ended.

      • dbolt48 says:

        And that’s what Strong needs to improve on. Love his upside

  20. Al in MIA says:

    Nice video on Tomlinson btw….
    Imagine him and Suh going at it in practice over in Detroit.
    Neither might be healthy for game time and everyone else on the OL might have to wear ear plugs to avoid hearing all that trash talking.

  21. dbolt48 says:

    Holy shit:

    @MJPCombine: WR @B_Perriman11 measures in at 6’2” 212lbs and 5% body fat #NFLCombine – All we can say is – Watch out Indy.

  22. D says:

    Al in MIA says:
    February 19, 2015 at 11:20 am
    Dbolt,
    The sad reality is that speed don’t help you in the end zone.
    Vertical leap, body control, Physicality, Yards after contact, incredible juking ability are the only things that will save you (or a perfect pass).
    —————————————————————
    Al, thats why i like Parker, i think he is the best overall receiver and redzone threat. His best work is the middle of the field, crossing routes, curls, quick slants, etc. He is good enough to from on the outside and help us between the 20’s but after we got inside those he would be a huge asset in the middle. White, runs some slant routes as well but he is better on deeper slants and post routes, he also has the speed to run a fly and get separation on even some of the better DB’s in the league. If you look at our offense, we do quick throws, mostly in the shallow middle of the field, with some shallow outs as well. I think Parker does all of these better than White, and i think him being a bulkier build makes him more durable and harder to bring down after these quick passes.

  23. finfanrob says:

    dbolt48 says:
    February 19, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Mike has become that grumpy guy resistant to change

    wow…WOW. you are crazy messing with mike. well we all now know when you start saying your wife found gay midget tranny donkey porn on your laptop and you have no idea how it got there, we know what comment started it all.

  24. Mike E. says:

    D-Bolt will know when I hacked his computer, because instead of the blue screen of death, a picture of Iman Shumpert will stay there for eternity for him to see.

  25. stangerx says:

    Tosh weighs in on deflategate and the Pats. We should tweet him an invite….he’d fit right in.

  26. herdfan says:

    I think there should be some sort of punishment for people who don’t clear the snow off their vehicles and create a mini blizzard in front of me driving down the road. 😦

  27. dbolt48 says:

    By the way, the find interviewed QB Connor Haliday at the combine yesterday:

    @CecilLammey: MIA TB SD PHI DAL all talked to Halliday yesterday

  28. dbolt48 says:

    @PhinManiacs: Per @AndySlater, Duke Johnson met with only one team yesterday – the Miami Dolphins.

    • D says:

      I bet he was pretty close though. He isnt poop but its what we have all been saying i think, or most of us, he isnt good enough to demand the 6 mil per he is rumored to be looking for.

      • D says:

        Everyone is worried about Mike hacking their PC’s but he cant even use a simple business application….hmmm. 🙂

      • Mike E. says:

        Clay is coming off a down year due to injury. If he was a FA after the ’13 season, he’d be a lot higher on this list. Odrick is eh, so I can’t argue that. I don’t think “must have” when I think of Odrick.

      • stangerx says:

        D — interesting to me is that I’d bet the house that Odrick ends up with a better contract than Clay. But maybe Prisco has other factors involved, including a greater emphasis on people that the FF crowd are familiar with.

  29. D says:

    Jadeveon Clowney, DE/OLB, Texans:
    I’ve spoken with a number of people since the Senior Bowl who have openly said there is serious concern over Jadeveon Clowney’s future. A variety of opinions have come from numerous sources, including those close to the Texans. I’ve heard everything from don’t expect much from Clowney in 2015 to the belief he may struggle to ever regain full health from the microfracture surgery. The reasoning for the latter is Clowney underwent the procedure at an early age.
    ————————-
    If this is true, this is really sad.

  30. D says:

    Seeing a lot of reports that Sifrin and Saxton are both guys who may leap big in the TE class this year. Saxton played with Bridge here in Mobile, at South Alabama. I have seen the good an bad of him and there is plenty of both. As a receiving threat this dude with the right coaching could be a Keller type. They say Sifrin, is similar, kinda inconsistent but very capable of making some jaw droppers. Unfortunately in my video study i also found him a bit of a ball dropper too lol.

  31. D says:

    DGB had some of the smallest hands of all the receivers(9)….very odd someone his size would have such small hands.

  32. stangerx says:

    “Everyone is worried about Mike hacking their PC’s but he cant even use a simple business application….hmmm.”

    D — the little known is that one of his son’s is the VP of tech protocol for Anonymous. In the first Godfather you ever see Marlon Brando pull a trigger?

  33. The Flying Pig says:

    And the Heat acquire Dragic!

  34. Mike E. says:

    D – So you’re finally seeing the irony of it now, eh . . . . .

  35. Mike E. says:

    D

    Funchess should go play for the Patriots. Those deflated balls are easier to grab.

  36. dbolt48 says:

    @AbramsonPBP: Louisville WR DeVante Parker meets with #Dolphins at combine http://t.co/AS6WEacwko

  37. dbolt48 says:

    Take these meetings w/ a grain of salt seeing last year I think we drafted 1 guy we interviewed at the combine/sr bowl. That was Turner & it was when Gaine was running things until Hickey was hired.

  38. The Flying Pig says:

    D

    Stefon Diggs also was measured with 10′ hands

  39. son of a son of a shula says:

    My All Miami/UCF draft:

    1. Breshad Perriman UCF WR (after a trade down for another 2)
    2. Denzel Perryman UM ILB
    2. Jacoby Glenn UCF CB
    3. Clive Walford UM TE
    4. Duke Johnson UM RB
    5. Phillip Dorsett UM WR
    6. Anthony Chickillo UM DE
    7. Terrance Plummer UCF LB

    UCF FA – Clayton Geathers S , Rannell Hall WR and Torrian Wilson G
    UM FA – Shane McDermott , Jon Feliciano G and Olsen Pierre DT

    • stangerx says:

      That’s F-ing awesome. Somebody in that crazy crew has some crazy tech skills as well. Anyway we can put out an open invite to them for the next Fest? If they were doing a home game would be great to do joint……or at least see who wants to come down for the night before and our stuff.

  40. The Flying Pig says:

  41. Mike E. says:

    Is anyone doing drills today at the combine, or is just measuring and weigh in’s today?

    • The Flying Pig says:

      The outside drills start tomorrow

      They might be benching though
      I’m not sure…

    • dbolt48 says:

      Bench started for OL & Ereck Flowers was the best.

      @RoadToRadioCity: Ereck Flowers’ 37 reps (most of any OLineman) is even more impressive with his 83 inch wingspan.

  42. dbolt48 says:

    @RoadToRadioCity: Miami TE Clive Walford with 20 reps on the bench. Even more impressive with longest arms in the TE group (34″)

  43. olddolphan says:

    MIKE E.; Apparently you did NOT get fired today nor did you kill any Geeks!! —When I get suitably pissed-off I’ve been known to tell the offending A-Hole “YOUR government trained me to kill people. I was an OUTSTANDING student. –DON’T make me prove it!” Fortunately, I’ve only had to use that line TWICE since I got out the Army. The first time was on some drunk Browns’ fan (which would be nearly ALL BROWNS FANS) who was about 5’4″ and could no longer stand up. The second, and last time, was about 23 years ago when an old guy (older than ME) said I had stolen a coin from him. IF you come to the next FEST in Florida, I’ll tell you how it ended.

    • Mike E. says:

      I didn’t flip yet OD. I didn’t have any difficult entries yet. I’ll let you know after I do my first insurance order, it should be a serious challenge. I just hope I’m up for it.

  44. D says:

    Gerald Christian TE Louisville 6’3 245 32 1/4 28 reps on the BP….not too shabby.

  45. D says:

    Hickey, Flowers and Morse Missour OL, put up 35 or more. Marpet put up 30.

  46. D says:

    Another guy i have heard is a good prospect as long as he has his head on right is Tyrus Thompson Oklahoma. 6-5 324 29 reps in the BP, 34 7/8 arms. He could play either OT or OG with those numbers.

  47. D says:

    Raiders met with Parker too, bastards! leggo my eggo.

  48. olddolphan says:

    PIGGY: That video of the Met Life takeover reminded me of some of the “takeovers” of the ’90’s when Dolfans outnumbered Colts fans in the old RCA Dome. –Likewise BOTH Shula Bowls played at Riverfront Stadium were home games for Miami. One of my all-time “fav” takovers was in a stadium that no longer exists – – Busch Stadium in St. Louis in November of 1984 when Marino lit up the Cardinals with over 300 yards and 4 touchdowns in the first 3 quarters. Said Jack Buck, “Ive NEVER seen anyone throw a football kike Marino does. No wonder half the people here are Dolphin fans!!” –By the way, the current “Busch Stadium” has never hosted a football game. It is STRICTLY a baseball facility.
    ————
    Following “Danny Boy” at home and on the road in 1984 was one of my all-time greatest experiences!! –The looks on the faces of the fans of the other teams was priceless! – – And why not? Marino didn’t BREAK the all-time record for TD passes in a season; he DESTROYED the record!! The previous record of 36 TD passes in a season was SHARED by George Blanda (1961 AFL’s Houston Oilers) and Y.A. Tittle of the New York Giants (also in the early 60’s, I seem to remember). I thought then as I think now; Dan Marino was the greatest pure passer in NFL history!

  49. Mike E. says:

    OD – Just for you sir!

    I had a patient this evening that just wanted to purchase a frame, no lenses. I tried to put the order in, it wouldn’t accept the order for JUST the frame. I called my boss, he gladly helped me, told me what to do. It still didn’t take it. After putting in and deleting 3 times, he finally gave up and said we have to talk to the programmer tomorrow. There you have it! Stumped them already! lol

  50. Mike E. says:

    With the fourteenth pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select . . . . . .

    WR Wisconsin-Whitewater, Jake Kumerow

  51. getterdone says:

    Interesting start to the combine. DGB has added some weight, no longer being listed @ 225 but now 6’5 237, that’s significant. He could be a bull in the NFL.

  52. getterdone says:

    Could be a blessing that Perriman isn’t working out, maybe he falls to us in 2nd round or maybe the 3rd, but I see him as a 2nd rounder.

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