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NFL Draft Profile: Justyn Ross, Wide Receiver, Clemson Tigers

NFL draft profile scouting report for Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross.

Justyn Ross
clemson tigers

#8
Pos: WR
Ht: 6032
Wt: 205
DOB: 12/15/99
Eligible: 2022
Phenix City, AL
Central

Justyn Ross
Clemson Tigers


Pros:

Leinweber: Lanky wideout who has surprising route running abilities at that size. Ross can run a variety of routes displaying hip sink, foot speed and lower body flexibility to turn tight corners. His releases are sudden and he uses his hands to beat the punch of press coverage defenders. Displaying high football IQ, he understands the spacing of concepts and makes himself available for the quarterback scrambling out of the pocket. Ross works the sideline well, tracking the football over his shoulder. A pure hands catcher, he is able to pluck it away from his frame. When asked to block, he gets the job done using his frame to seal off opponents.

Cons:

Leinweber: Lacks deep speed and burst to threaten vertically on a consistent basis. When coming out of his breaks, he is not quick enough to maintain separation as defenders catch up. Ross does not alway play big, allowing physical cornerbacks to redirect him and stay in his hip pocket. His hands are not dominant, letting high passes go through them at times.

Summary:

Leinweber: Tall and skinny wideout who can run routes and win the ball in the air. Ross lacks explosiveness and speed to be a vertical threat and maintain separation. He has to play more to his size and iron out inconsistencies with his mostly plucky hands. Coming off of a spinal injury, his health will be closely monitored and greatly impact his draft stock. Ross projects as a starting outside receiver who can win in one on one situations and create windows with his route running. To extract the most production out of him, he will need a quarterback that gives him regular chances to make contested catches.

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Background: 

Raised in Phoenix City, Alabama. Four-star recruit according to 247Sports. Missed the entire 2020 season with a congenital fusion condition of his neck and spine that required surgery. Sports communication major. Mother, Charay Franklin, has served in the Navy and Alabama National Guard and completed deployments to Afghanistan and Kuwait. 


One-Liners

Leinweber: Lanky wideout who can run routes and win the ball in the air. Average athlete that has to play bigger. 

Grades

Current Player Value/Potential Player Value

Leinweber: 7.8/8.4


#8
Pos: WR
Ht: 6032
Wt: 205
DOB: 12/15/99
Eligible: 2022
Phenix City, AL
Central

Justyn Ross
Clemson Tigers


Pros:

Leinweber: Lanky wideout who has surprising route running abilities at that size. Ross can run a variety of routes displaying hip sink, foot speed and lower body flexibility to turn tight corners. His releases are sudden and he uses his hands to beat the punch of press coverage defenders. Displaying high football IQ, he understands the spacing of concepts and makes himself available for the quarterback scrambling out of the pocket. Ross works the sideline well, tracking the football over his shoulder. A pure hands catcher, he is able to pluck it away from his frame. When asked to block, he gets the job done using his frame to seal off opponents.

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