The Houston Texans have drafted Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong with the No. 70 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Strong is one of the more intriguing receivers in the draft this year due to his size and speed combination. Somewhat underrated because of Arizona State's mediocrity, Strong has proven to be a major player over his two years in the desert.
Strong is 6'2, 215 pounds and ran a 4.44 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. In his two years on the field with Arizona State, Strong amassed 2,287 yards and 17 touchdowns. While Strong does not get the attention of Amari Cooper or Kevin White, he is one of the elite pass catchers in the draft with respectable hands and deceptive speed.
Many have compared Strong to Dwayne Bowe, the former Kansas City Chiefs star. Bowe is a big-bodied wideout who can shield defenders and break tackles after the catch, bringing a different element to the field than Cooper or White. One of Strong's best assets is being able to get off the line quickly to avoid press coverage.
Strong was named All-Pac 12 in 2014 and was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which goes to the best collegiate receiver in the country. Strong really turned his college career around after having to sit out in 2011 because of academic issues, before starring at Pierce College in 2012. Once he transferred to Arizona State, Strong made the most of his opportunity.