John Ross NFL Draft Profile
Size: 5’11 190lbs
- Home run threat
- Decent hands
- Versatile can work from outside or slot
- Return skills
Analysis: John Ross has fantastic vertical speed that demands respect and creates open throws underneath. Corners open hips early to turn and sprint, leaving his curl and dig routes unchallenged. His hands are generally solid with plus hand-eye coordination. Natural ball-tracker who locates the deep ball early and watches it. Dangerous show-and-go open-field ability after the catch. Able to win with slants or fades near the goal line. Eludes the first tackler and can turn a short one into a long one in a heartbeat. Has enough size to work from outside or from the slot. Has returned at least one kickoff for a touchdown in each of his three years at Washington.
- Struggles against physical corners
- Struggles with contested catches
- Durability concerns
Analysis: John Ross is considered an undersized WR with below-average play strength. He struggled to get into his routes cleanly and impact the game against the physical cornerbacks at Alabama. Bump-n-run and press coverage could halt his production at the next level. Needs to do better job of working back to the throw. Has to learn to make contested catches. Will need to sharpen his short and intermediate routes to become a true three-level target. His durability will come into questions with most teams, the long-term health of both knees will be a concern that has to be answered at the combine.
NFL Comparison: TY Hilton
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