Fred Ross
Projection
Round 5
Grade
B
6.40
Quality Backup

Fred Ross

Wide Receiver
Mississippi State
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 213
  • 40-Yard: 4.51
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very productive (160 catches, 17 TDs over the past two seasons). Good size with good atheticism and flexibility. Gets in and out of cuts quickly and can get some separation. Adjusts to the ball well, can make some tough catches and will compete when in traffic. Good runner after the catch. Adequate blocking. Can return punts.

Weak Points

Not a burner and not a consistent deep threat. Has too many drops. Needs to get stronger, as he can get knocked off routes by physical corners.

The Way We See It

Fred is a fourth-year senior and a two-year starter for Mississippi State. Has good size and athleticism but is not a burner. Gets off the line quickly and is a good route runner but physical corners have redirected him at times. While he is very productive and makes some tough catches, he also has too many drops. Once the ball is in his hands, he shows good run skills. At this time, I don't see him as a potential starter in the NFL. Needs to continue to develop his skills. Can also return punts but is just adequate.