John Ross Scouting Report

Height: 5’11

Weight: 188

Number: 1

College: Washington

Position: WR

 

Strengths:

Speedster

Explosive

Good athlete

Shifty WR

Very quick

One of the best deep threats in this entire draft

Good hands

Very good hand/eye coordination

Tracks the ball really well over his shoulder

Easily gets separation especially on vertical routes

Makes defenders miss in the open field

Scores TD’s from anywhere on the field

Good kick returner

 

Weaknesses:

Body catcher

Small hands

Struggled getting off press coverage in those rare moments when he faced it

Easily gets knocked off at the top of his route, bothered by contact

His catching radius is limited

Needs to be more crisp on short and intermediate routes

Loses his footing and balance quite a bit

Struggled with drops against Colorado in 2016 game

Injuries are a concern

 

Other Notes:

Had surgery on both knees

First-team All-PAC-12 in 2016

 

Overall:

He ran a 4.22 forty at the Scouting Combine and broke Chris Johnson’s record.  He is explosive on tape, and his speed is his greatest asset.  He is one of the best vertical threats in this entire draft.  Ross exploded onto the scene as a senior with 81 receptions for 1,150 yards and 17 TD’s.  However, he needs to become more of a technician when it comes to running short and intermediate routes.  He needs to get stronger and has a tendency to catch the ball with his body.  There has been a lot of talk about him going in the first round.  He is one of the more overrated receivers in this draft class.

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