Reason One: Chip On His Shoulder
John Ross III is no stranger to adversity. In fact, it seems to anger him, just a little. Then, he uses that anger to intensify his workouts, and his results. Initially, he emerged from 2015 with questions about his durability and production in college football. In response, Ross silenced his critics with an incredibly productive season.
Afterwards, he entered the 2017 NFL Combine with questions about his durability and speed after college injuries. Once more, he silenced critics by recording the fastest time ever in the 40 yard dash at an NFL Combine.
Third Time Is The Charm
Now he is facing the NFL where critics are once more lining up to question his durability and value to the team. If past trends hold, this will be a another occasion where those critics are silenced by Ross’s spectacular performance.
Ross was more than a one-trick pony in the NCAA. On one hand he is fast. On the other hand, he has incredible concentration skills. In short, he brings NFL caliber legs and hands to the Bengals. So while he stretches the field to open up the field, it will not take Andy Dalton much time to discover Ross as the go to guy. The saying goes, get the ball to the player who wants it most. It’s hard to argue any player on the field wants that football more than John Ross III.