DFW 2017 ROOKIE PROFILE: WR John Ross



John Ross – Redshirt Junior / 5’11”/ 190 – Washington

  • Elite speed, explosiveness, and agility (allegedly has run 4.25 seconds in 40 yard dash)
  • TD threat every time he touches the ball
  • Other worldly start/stop ability; makes defenders look silly (reminiscent of Odell Beckham/ Corey Coleman)
  • Will torch off/ zone coverage; excels in space
  • Struggles with physicality
  • Lacks strength
  • Huge production in 2016 despite inconsistent QB play
  • Versatile player who has experience on the outside and in the slot
  • Production impacted by injuries, and coaching decisions to find ways to take advantage of his athleticism; played CB and was an electric returner before being a focal point WR in 2016
    • Freshman Year (2013): Kick Returner, CB
    • Sophomore Year (2014): WR switched back to CB due to Marcus Peters dismissal from program
    • Redshirt Junior Year (2015): Injured
    • Junior Year (2016): Full Time WR
  • 2014 – #1 in NCAA return touchdowns (2)
  • 2014 – #1 in NCAA return yards (934)
  • 2016 – #3 in NCAA receiving touchdowns (17)
  • 2016 v. Alabama (#1 ranked team defense): 5 recs., 28 yards
  • 2016 v. Stanford (#18 ranked team defense): 4 recs., 82 yards, 1 TD
  • 2016 v. Colorado (#20 ranked team defense): 4 recs., 51 yards, 1 TD
  • 2016 v. Utah (#34 ranked team defense): 4 recs., 48 yards, 2 TD
  • 2016 v. USC (#38 ranked team defense): 8 recs., 154 yards, 1 TD
  • #14 ranked “athlete” nationally as a high school senior (maxpreps.com)
  • #15 ranked WR nationally as a high school senior (scout.com)
  • Injury history is worth mentioning:
    • 2014: Torn Meniscus (right knee surgery)
    • 2014: Microfracture (right knee surgery)
    • 2015: Torn ACL (left knee surgery)
    • 2017: Torn Labrum (shoulder surgery scheduled after combine; expected to recover for training camp)
  • Ranked as the #63 WR in the nation coming out of high school and the #57 prospect in the state of California
  • Also heavily recruited by Oregon, Oregon State and UCLA (officially visited all three)
  • COMBINE UPDATE: TBD
  • NFL DRAFT SELECTION: TBD
  • DYNASTY ROOKIE: 1.05-1.09
  • 2017 OUTLOOK: TBD