The New England Patriots were among all 32 teams at Arizona State’s pro day Friday, the football program announced. And it was there, in Tempe, that 11 current Sun Devils worked out for the NFL scouting personnel.
Wide receiver Jaelen Strong, safety Demarious Randall, defensive tackle Marcus Hardison and guard Jamil Douglas were among them, headlining the group of ASU prospects eligible for the 2015 draft.
Strong, a 6-foot-2, 212-pound target, caught 82 passes for 1,165 yards and 10 touchdowns as a redshirt junior last season. The wideout proceeded to post a 4.42 40-yard dash, a 42-inch vertical and a 123-inch broad jump at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. He is projected as a first- or second-round selection less than two months from now.
Randall, a 5-foot-11, 196-pound free safety, clocked a 4.46 40-time and a 6.83 three-cone drill in Indianapolis and is seen as a possible second-day pick. And Hardison, a versatile, 6-foot-3, 307-pound defensive lineman who did not run at the combine, could also fall in that range.
Douglas had a formal interview with New England at Lucas Oil Stadium. A 40-game starter, the 6-foot-4, 303-pound team captain switched from guard to left tackle for his redshirt senior season in 2014. He is cast as an early day-three draft pick.