Few players going undrafted have caused as much debate in recent memory than former Clemson star Justyn Ross. Health issues kept Ross from playing 2020, but he was able to play for the Tigers in 2021. However, concerns over his long-term health apparently scared NFL teams away leading up to the draft.
Of all the Kansas City Chiefs’ 2022 undrafted free agents to agree to terms with the club, former Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross has drawn the most attention. As described by head coach Andy Reid, the 22-year-old was “knocking the rust off” during the team’s recent three-day rookie minicamp after he missed Clemson’s 2020 season due to spinal surgery and his final college go in 2021 ended early due to a foot injury.
Mike Clay of ESPN believes that wide receiver Justyn Ross will make the 53-man roster for the Kansas City Chiefs despite going undrafted. If you thought the hype for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross was contained to a subset of zealous fans, you might want to look (or read) again. Even analysts are getting into the game with bold projections for the future potential and production of the undrafted free agent.
Arrowheadlines: ESPN’s Mike Clay predicts that Justyn Ross will make the Chiefs' final 53 man roster
What is your best bold prediction for the rookie class?. Mike Clay, fantasy football writer: Wide receiver Justyn Ross will make the Chiefs’ 53-man roster. He surprisingly went undrafted, but not for a lack of talent, as teams seemed to be concerned about his medicals. Prior to his neck/spine surgery in 2020, Ross posted 46-1,000-9 and 66-865-8 receiving lines and was one of the top receivers in the nation. In fact, his career 3.0 yards per route run was best in this year’s rookie class. Ross now finds himself in an elite offense but also one in need of help at wideout. The Clemson product has a real shot to make the cut.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — After his freshman season at Clemson when he helped the Tigers win the second national championship in the Dabo Swinney era, Justyn Ross seemed destined to be a first-round of second-round draft pick in an upcoming NFL Draft. But his 2020 season was derailed due to spinal surgery for a congenital fusion.
“He might be the greatest free agent ever if he stays healthy,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said of Justyn Ross.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Justyn Ross didn't do much to distinguish himself at a three-day Kansas City Chiefs rookie camp that concluded Monday. But in perhaps the most important respect of all, Ross' camp was a huge success. The former Clemson wide receiver, who joined the Chiefs last week after...
Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross went undrafted, but that doesn't mean he'll be unsuccessful in the NFL. A few days after the draft was over, he signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. With rookie minicamp underway for NFL teams, Ross has revealed how things are going in Kansas...
Justyn Ross looked destined to become a first-round pick at one point in his standout career at Clemson, only to see his stock fall so low he wasn't drafted at all. Ross, who had an excellent freshman year at Clemson, played a huge role on the national championship team that season -- showcasing his tremendous potential when he's on the field.
There is likely no need to introduce you to Kansas City Chiefs’ undrafted free agent wide receiver Justyn Ross. Since he was signed by the Chiefs last week, Ross has been as popular a name as any of the draft picks because of the player he was before undergoing spinal surgery after two years at Clemson. When rookie minicamp started up, the team’s social-media managers added coal to the hype train’s engine — posting multiple clips of Ross moving well on the field.
After his freshman season at Clemson in 2018, wide receiver Justyn Ross looked like a future first-round pick. However, after a solid sophomore campaign in 2019, Ross was dealt a potentially crushing blow. A congenital fusion condition in his neck needed to be surgically repaired and caused Ross to miss the entire 2020 season.
After going undrafted, former Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. His motivation for joining the AFC West powerhouse shouldn't surprise anyone. When speaking to reporters Sunday, per Matt McMullen, the 22-year-old said he went with Kansas City because of the franchise's decorated quarterback and head...