Fred Ross – Wide Receiver – Senior – Mississippi State
Alex Khvatov: Tell me about your first day of practice at the Senior Bowl.
Fred Ross: It was everything I expected it to be and more. It was tough. There are a lot of great athletes out here. The level of competition is very high. I am blessed to be here. We have the finest athletes in the world here.
Alex Khvatov: What have you learned from the NFL coaches after the first day of practice here?
Fred Ross: Go hard and finish. They talk about it a lot. Finishing blocks and finishing your route. Finishing fast and strong.
Alex Khvatov: What do you want to show NFL teams this week?
Fred Ross: I just want to prove that I am consistent. I had a lot of drops this year. I just want to show scouts that I can catch the ball. I want to show that I have great hands. I want to show that I am someone they can depend on.
Alex Khvatov: How did you wind up at Mississippi State?
Fred Ross: My cousin was an assistant basketball coach at the school. She asked me to take a visit. I met Dak Prescott. We have been cool ever since. That is how I got there.
Alex Khvatov: How proud are you of Dak Prescott and what he was able to accomplish during his rookie season?
Fred Ross: I am proud of him. I am not shocked that he is having success. Even though I know that he shocked a lot of people this year. He has worked hard for everything.
Alex Khvatov: What is the highlight of your career up to this point?
Fred Ross: The one-handed catch against Arkansas. I broke a lot of school records that same year. You go to college, so you can break records. You want other guys to look up to you. I am blessed.
Alex Khvatov: What are your strengths on the field?
Fred Ross: My craftiness running routes and getting open. I feel like I have great hands.
Alex Khvatov: What areas of your game are you trying to improve upon?
Fred Ross: Finishing catches. I want to be the guy who climbs over two defenders and makes the catch.
Alex Khvatov: Who is the best CB that you have faced during your career?
Fred Ross: Tre’Davious White from LSU. That dude is fast. You have to have a plan B and C against him. He can cut off your plan A and plan B. He is a great competitor. He brings it on every play. It is great to against him. It is great to see him here at the Senior Bowl.