John Ross tore his ACL in 2015, and in 2017 he was selected No. 9 by the Cincinnati Bengals. His story is what dreams are made of, and he has put the injury in the past. Going forward, Ross will show the NFL what a track star looks like on the field.
After losing the entire 2015 season because of a torn ACL, Ross had an excellent comeback season in 2016. Last season, the Washington Huskies wide receiver had his best collegiate season with 81 catches. He also had 1,150 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. Not too bad for a receiver with a surgically repaired knee!
Speed is a powerful weapon in the NFL, and Ross has plenty of it. He runs clean and crisp routes and can break an ankle or two on any play. His injury history is the only thing that might pose some questions, but last season should answer those quickly.
Ross heads to the Bengals and will provide more than enough help to their offense. AJ Green is probably jumping up and down with excitement, knowing that speed is going to be his ally. While he struggles in press coverage, he has the ability to make cornerbacks look silly after blowing by them.
Ross is probably going to be a factor in the return game for Cincinnati also, and will be a valuable weapon there as well. Field position is king in the NFL, and Ross has the speed to flip it in the matter of seconds.
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