John Ross Scouting Report


Prospect Information


Combine Stats


Overview
John Ross tore his ACL and missed the 2015 season. Returned in 2016 and produced at a very high level with 81 catches, 1,150 yards and 17 scores. In three years, Ross had 134 offensive touches, and scored 24 times (18%). Ran the forty yard dash at 4.22 breaking Chris Johnson’s 2008 (and Rondel Menendez 1999) 4.24 record. Dynamic multi-position player. Special teams return man; scoring 4 times. Also played some nickle his freshman season, and started 4 games at outside corner as a sophomore (16 tackles and 1 interception).

NFL Comparison
T.Y. Hilton

Strengths
Elite athlete who is extremely fast (4.22 forty). Good hands. Shows ability to separate off the line. Dangerous in the open field. Quick twitch athlete with a very strong double move.

Weaknesses
Both knees have had major injuries. Tore his MCL (right knee) in 2014 then suffered a torn ACL (left knee) in 2015. Temper can run hot on the field. Can struggle at times against press coverage. Small hands for a receiver.

Summary
Ross is not just a fast guy. He can also run routes and catch the ball. Can play outside or in the slot. Probably best suited for a role similar to the way Indianapolis moves T.Y. Hilton around. The Huskies effectively moved him all over the field as a receiver. He could be the first receiver off the board or the third. It will depend on the draft, and whether they need a big body or take-the-top off receiver. He should be a mid-to-late first round pick.