In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Jaelen Strong suffers broken wrist just weeks before NFL Draft

Published Add your comment

We are just two weeks before the 2015 NFL Draft and prospects will be wrapping up their visits with NFL sides interested in them.

Teams want to know how players will fit into their team's dynamic, how much drive they have to succeed and whether or not they are willing to bend and shape themselves to be exactly what a team wants.

The medical rechecks for 2015 NFL Draft prospects are scheduled for this weekend in Indianapolis, and Jaelen Strong won't be looking forward to that bit too much right about now after it was revealed that the wide receiver is suffering from a nasty injury.

Article continues below

The potential first-round pick out of Arizona State has a broken bone in his wrist and likely will need surgery, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

Article continues below

Going Early

Recent mock drafts have the explosive wideout going potentially in the first half of the first round, being the 4th receiver off the board behind Amari Cooper of Alabama, Kevin White from West Virginia and former Louisville star DeVante Parker.

The status of his wrist fracture could help decide where he goes in the draft. As a wide receiver known for strength and an ability to pull down balls in traffic, any potential wrist issues could cause teams to err on the 21-year old.

Strong won't be the only player going back to Indy this weekend. The receiver is on a list of players who will soon be headed back for a medical recheck, including running backs Todd Gurley and Tevin Coleman who had ACL and foot issues respectively.

Gurley refused to be prodded at the original scouting combine earlier this year because his knee was still not properly healed after his original surgery and it could have caused a major setback on his recovery time.

Back to Strong, the former Sun Devil has accepted an invite to the NFL Draft on April 28th and will be ready to walk to the stage if his name is called out. Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Media has him currently going 16th overall to the Texans while Lance Zierlein has him at 19 to the Browns.


Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

NFL Draft

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again