Since being drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round in 2015, things have not gone as planned for wide receiver Jaelen Strong.
The former Arizona State standout had a disappointing rookie season, finding himself unable to finish some practices due to poor conditioning. Strong finished last season with 14 catches for 161 yards and three touchdowns in 10 regular-season games.
Then he was arrested in February for possession of marijuana.
Since the arrest, Strong has turned his diet and workouts around and made noticeable improvements. He passed his conditioning test and came to camp in much better shape than he was in a year ago. We have Cecil Shorts and Will Fuller ahead of Strong on our WR list at the moment, though. However, Strong posted 0.12 FP/snap as a rookie which is solid if unspectacular. What makes him an intriguing player is the fact that he lost 30 lbs in the offseason and the relative opportunity in the Houston receiving corps. Many are expecting Will Fuller to emerge as the team’s WR2, but Strong has a year of experience and flashed some talent as a rookie. His top two athletic comparables at Mockdraftable.com are Martavis Bryant and Miles Austin.