Wide Receiver John Ross Is DeSean Jackson II (only younger)

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Measurables

Lightning in a bottle. Faster than a speeding bullet. When you see John Ross sprint down the field to catch a touchdown, those are the first thoughts that come to mind. But the NFL is more than just a footrace. Despite rule changes which give receivers some measure of protection when they committ to catching the ball, receivers are more and more being called upon to block, and in the case of a poorly thrown pass, to defend the ball or even to tackle.

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And so, receivers in today’s NFL must be fast, agile, strong, and resilient.  Let’s look at Ross’s pre-combine measurables:

Measurables:

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 190 lbs.

40 Yard Dash Time: 4.25 seconds (unofficial)

Three Cone Drill Time: 6.71 seconds (unofficial)

Vertical Jump: 38″ (unofficial)

Class: Redshirt Junior

DeSean Jackson’s Measurables:

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 169  lbs.

40 Yard Dash Time: 4.35 seconds (unofficial)

Three Cone Drill Time: (N/A)

Vertical Jump: (N/A)

Class: NFL Veteran

But it’s always easy to convince one person that the comparison of a college player to an NFL star is legit. However, it’s a growing consensus. Let’s talk about that next.