Jaelen Strong, Damarious Randall, Marcus Hardison and Jamil Douglas were in Indianapolis over the past week for the NFL Combine. They were measured and went through various medical tests, interviews and on-field workouts. Here's a quick look at how they fared.
Measurements: 6-foot-2, 217 pounds, 32 1/2" arms, 9" hands
Workout results: 40-yard dash- 4.44 seconds, Broad jump- 123 inches, Vertical jump- 42 inches
Measurements:6-foot-3, 307 pounds, 33 1/2" arms, 10 3/8" hands
Workout results: Bench press - 27 reps
Measurements: 5-foot-11, 196 pounds, 30 1/4" arms, 8 5/8" hands
Workout results: 40-yard dash- 4.46 seconds, Broad jump- 120 inches, Bench press- 14 reps, Vertical jump- 38 inches, 3-cone- 6.83 seconds, 20-yard shuttle- 4.07 seconds
Measurements:6-foot-4, 304 pounds, 33 3/8" arms, 10 3/4" hands
40-yard dash- 5.25 seconds, Bench press- 28 reps, Vertical jump- 29 inches, Broad jump- 99 inches, 3-cone- 7.99 seconds, 20-yard shuttle-4.75 seconds
Impressions from analysts and writers:
Strong clearly made himself money by running a 4.44, which is fantastic for his size and frame. The buzz coming in was that he didn't operate well in space and didn't have the breakaway speed necessary for the NFL. He certainly proved that notion wrong. The safety class in this year's draft is fairly weak, and Randall's 40 time was the second highest among the safeties so he probably helped his positioning as well.
Best safety "position" workouts: 1. Damarious Randall/ASU 2. Landon Collins/Ala 3. Clayton Geathers/UCF 4. Durell Eskridge/Syr— Phil Savage (@SeniorBowlPhil) February 23, 2015
DL Marcus Hardison endorsing ASU at combine: "If you’re a D-lineman,ASU is the team to go to. We get tackles for loss.sacks, interceptions."— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) February 20, 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
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
Jaelen Strong’s 42" vertical is third best of the last 10 years at the Combine for wideouts.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) February 21, 2015