STRENGTHS - Ross has the ability to get off the LOS quickly and cleanly. He is a solid route runner across the middle, plants his football well when he cuts and gets a clean break off of his cut. He is a guy that will get out in the open field and block, and will block physically at times. He showed some signs of being able to make cleans cuts after the catch and pick up a couple of extra yards. He has the speed to be a deep threat.
WEAKNESSES - Ross' awareness on the field needs to improve, needs to become better at recognizing where is feet are on throws to the outside. Has the tendency to catch with his body more than he catches with his hands which causes him to drop the pass or causes him to not catch the ball cleanly and get more YAC if he were to catch the ball cleanly. Other than his routes over the middle, he does not run other routes crisp. He does not show the ability to show multiple head fakes and does not explode enough off his cuts on streaks down the field in order to create enough separation.
SUMMARY - Ross is quick off the snap and gets into his route running quickly. He does very well in routes over the middle and he is able to plant smoothly and breaks cleanly, although he needs to add in some head fakes more often. While he does have the quickness over the middle, once he catches the ball he does not show a great ability to gain very much more YAC. He needs to use his hands more when catching passes as he has a tendency to use his body and therefore he is not able to catch the ball smoothly and turn and run up the field. Other than his routes across the middle, Ross does not show much more of an arsenal as he is unable to create separation down the field even though he has the quickness to get downfield for potential big plays. He needs to add in multiple cuts and multiple head fakes in order to catch the defender off guard and be able to get a step or 2 on the defender instead of him being right on him the entire route. He will get out in the open field and block and while he can be a physically blocker and show very good technique in keeping his hands inside the shoulder pads, he needs to become more consistent throughout the entire play. There were times that I watched him that he was not physical and just a guy going through the motions and the defender was able to create separation and make the tackle, whereas had he been able to maintain his block, there was more of an opportunity for a big play. Overall, Ross is not a difference maker and with his inconsistencies I do not see him being drafted. However, with his speed he should get a look at some teams come training camp