John Ross
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
6.80
Starter

John Ross

Wide Receiver
Washington
  • Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 5-10 3/8
  • Weight: 188
  • 40-Yard: 4.22
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Speed and more speed! Fastest guy ever at the Combine. Very good athlete with excellent body control. Is very quick in and out of cuts and consistently gains separation. Quick release and does a good job avoiding or fighting through jam. Corners play him loose so they don't give up the big play and that opens it up for him underneath. Good hands and adjusts to the ball well. Returns kickoffs.

Weak Points

Small hands at the Combine (8¾ inches). Had shoulder surgery following the Washington Pro Day and will miss much of the offseason activity after the draft. Missed all of 2015 with a severe knee injury, so durability is a concern. Needs to add a little bulk and strength to his lean frame. Was a corner early in his career and is still inexperienced at WR.

The Way We See It

There is no doubting the speed and athleticism. Ross is fast on the field and fast in shorts. Not a very experienced receiver but he had a breakout year in 2016 with 81 receptions for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns. Defenses will have to account for him because of his speed and that will open it up for other offensive players. Should be able to play inside or outside as well as return kickoffs. Medical rechecks two weeks before the draft could determine where he gets drafted but it's a lock he will be one of the first three receivers off the board.