Given his size he has solid speed. However, he sometimes struggles to generate run after catch and create separation down the field.
Ross has shown very reliable hands throughout his time at Clemson, and has the ability to go up and make contested catches. Ross rarely drops catchable balls.
Ross's route running stands out on out routes and deep posts across the middle of the field where he does a great job of working his way open. He could use some work on some other routes to break out of tight man coverage.
Ross does a great job of high pointing balls as he leaps to make catches in contested situations.
Run after Catch
With defenders in front of him, Ross can struggle to make guys miss/run past them due to his bigger frame and only solid speed. If he finds himself in enough space he is able to gain solid chunks of RAC.
Catching in Traffic
Both on lobs and in traffic, Ross typically is able to come down with contested passes. Though against elite corners vs Ohio State, Ross was unable to bring down some contested passes that he had a shot at.
Big Play Ability
Ross has the ability to come down with long passes down the field which he showcased a lot in 2018. In 2019 though he took a step back as his average yards per catch went down by about 8% as he struggled to create more separation down the field.
Ross can go up and make catches over defenders, and can even create some separation on certain deep routes. However, in 2019 specifically he struggled at times to create lots of separation which limited his deep threat ability a bit.
Over the Middle
Ross is often able to work his way open cutting across the middle a bit deeper down the field in addition to solid slant routes.
To go with great size, Ross has reliable hands, sharp route running, and has the ability to go up and make tough catches down the field. He's had back to back seasons of very good production including a 2018 season where he had monster games in the CFB Playoff and averaged 21.7 yards per catch on the season.
Creating separation down the field. Run after catch ability is limited at times due to his speed, which is not great. Additionally it is to be see how he returns from his current injury in the future.
Unfortunately, Ross will miss the entire 2020 season due to injury. Assuming he comes back and plays like he has in his college career up until this point, Ross has the potential to be a very good WR at the next level due to his size, pass catching, and route running abilities. From his first to second year, though he saw an increase in catches, his total yardage took a hit. Even with his deficiencies he can definitely succeed at the next level.
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