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Report: Steelers Do Due Diligence On Injured Wrist Of Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong

The Pittsburgh Steelers had Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong in for a pre draft visit Friday and according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the team’s medical staff put the talented pass catcher through a battery of tests on his wrist.

The wrist injury that Strong suffered last season wasn’t serious enough for him to have to return to Indianapolis for a medical re-check, so that is definitely great news. It doesn’t appear as though he’ll need surgery, but that could of course change.

In 2014, the 6-2, 217-pound Strong, was targeted 145 times in the passing game. He caught 82 (56.55%) of those passes for 1,165 yards and 10 touchdowns and also registered 62 first downs, converting 12-of-37 third-down passes and 3-of-7 fourth-down snaps. He only dropped two passes last season and had 21 others deflected away by the opposition.

The Steelers are doing their due diligence with Strong, who will likely be drafted late in the first round or early in the second round of the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft.

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