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Player Display Name: 
John Ross

Wide receiver
School: Washington | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10.5 / 188 | 40: 4.22 | DRAFT YR:2017


Projected Round
Two-year starter who earned Second Team All-American honors in 2016 after catching 81 passes for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns, adding rushing and kick return touchdowns. Missed the entire 2015 season after re-injuring his knee, which he initially hurt in the second game of the 2014 season. Played through the injury as a sophomore and was named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 as a specialist and totaled seven touchdowns -- four receiving to go with 17 catches for 371 yards and four touchdowns, two on kick returns and one on the ground. Made 16 receptions for 208 yards and one touchdown as a true freshman and returned a kick for a score.
Game-breaking receiver and return specialist with true vertical speed. Quick, shows a burst and plays to his 40 time. Knows where he is on the field, uses the sidelines well and plays with both balance and body control. Consistently makes the underneath reception, looks the ball into his hands and keeps the play in bounds working to pick up positive yardage. Quickly gets into breaks, stays low exiting routes and extends to make receptions away from his frame. Shows terrific focus and concentration on the deep patterns and is a natural vertical threat. Gives some effort blocking.
Does a bit of double-catching or clutches it against his frame to secure the reception. Tends to round off routes. Has a medical history.
Ross was a big-play receiver on the college level who proved his speed at the combine with an all-time record 40-yard dash. He’s a vertical receiver who forces cornerbacks to move back an extra 5-to-10 yards to guard against the deep pass, which opens up a variety of options for the offense. If he’s able to stay healthy and improve his playing strength, Ross will have a long career at the next level.