NFL Draft 2015: Top 10 Wide Receiver Prospects

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Nov 28, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) catches 3 yard touchdown during the first half against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

#1 Jaelen Strong, Arizona State Sun Devils

Has elite size, check.  Has elite speed, check.  No off-field issues, check.  Has the ability to do a double-backflip single handed diving catch between three defenders all while eating a Big Mac, I bet he hasn’t tried.  The minute this guy gets in the league he can make a case for the best hands, I can see debates between he and Odell Beckham Jr. for years to come.  He’s excellent at going up and getting the football and often makes defenders look silly when left in single coverage.  He reads defenses well and is willing and able to make catches across all parts of the field.

He needs to work on his route running, which is only above average at this point.  He’s not the quickest guy on the field, but does make defenders miss here and there.  He played through an ankle injury through all of 2013, but didn’t allow it to affect his production.  Had a documented concussion towards the end of last season which I feel threw up a few red flags for teams.

If I’m sitting somewhere between 15 and 20 and I want a wide receiver I’m chewing off my finger nails hoping this guy drops.  As you can see I have him rated as the #1 receiver in this year’s draft class and I haven’t seen him in the top 20 of any mock draft I have looked at.

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