John Ross
John Ross
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New York Giants
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The ninth overall pick in the 2017 Draft, Ross never lived up to his pedigree in Cincinnati, in part due to injuries, and the Giants signed him via free agency in March. Ross can flat out fly. His 4.22 40 at the combine set a record, and at 5-11, 194, he's not as small as many of the league's other burners. Unfortunately, even if he stays healthy, he'll begin the year behind Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and rookie first-rounder Kadarius Toney. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Giants in March of 2021.
Looks healthy on Day 1
WRNew York Giants
July 29, 2021
Ross flashed his speed at Wednesday's practice while taking reps as a kick returner, Art Stapleton of northjersey.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The oft-injured wideout seems to be healthy for the start of training camp after dealing with an undisclosed issue during the offseason program. Ross has $1 million guaranteed on his one-year, $2.25 million contract, so while the Giants clearly expect him to make the Week 1 roster, it won't be a sure thing if he struggles this summer. Return reps could increase his value, as the Giants have a fairly deep group at wide receiver after adding Kenny Golladay and first-round pick Kadarius Toney in the offseason. With Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton also on the team, Ross mostly figures to work with the second-string offense during training camp.
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How do John Ross' 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
28.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.98
 
% Team Air Yards
1.8%
 
% Team Targets
1.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
12.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
28.6%
 
Drop Rate
14.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do John Ross' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
194 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.22 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
133 in
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Although he played only eight games and finished with only 28 catches, the ninth overall pick from 2017 took a step forward last year with 18.1 YPC, 9.0 YPT and 10 catches of 20-plus yards. At 5-11, 194, Ross has only average size but is among the fastest players ever to set foot in the NFL - 4.22 40 at the 2017 combine. He's also athletic and explosive - 37-inch vertical leap, 133-inch broad jump - and showed glimpses of his capabilities in Weeks 1-2 last year with 270 yards and three touchdowns. A.J. Green will be back in 2020, and with Tyler Boyd looking like the team's co-No. 1, along with Auden Tate and rookie Tee Higgins having roles, the competition for targets in Cincinnati has never been stiffer. But Joe Burrow could be an instant upgrade at quarterback, the offensive line can't help but improve, and Ross' skill set as a deep threat is unique enough to justify a role.
After a lost rookie year due to injuries, the ninth pick in the 2017 draft played 13 games last season. That was the good news. The bad news is Ross caught a meager 21 of his 58 targets (36 percent), thanks in part to six drops, and despite his blazing speed only three of those catches were for 20-plus yards, and none for 40-plus. That he somehow caught seven touchdowns is one of the great mysteries of our time. With new coach Zac Taylor in place, Ross should at least get a clean slate. Taylor gushed about Ross' college tape, and it's hard not to be enamored of his workout metrics - at 5-11, 190, he ran a scorching 4.22 40, an NFL combine record. He also had a 37-inch vertical leap and 133-inch broad jump. Ross figures to be the team's deep threat, albeit as a distant third option for targets behind A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd. But Green's been increasingly prone to injuries as he's aged, including a recent ankle injury that will sideline him for at least a couple of games to start the season.
The ninth overall pick in last year's draft, Ross had a lost rookie season, missing 13 games with a knee injury and a torn labrum in his shoulder. At 5-11, 188, he has just average size, but he might be the fastest player in the league, as he ran a jaw-dropping 4.22 40 in 2017 to set a combine record. A.J. Green is still the team's undisputed No. 1 target, but Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd aren't serious obstacles when Ross is healthy, which he should be this season. At press time, his shoulder, on which he had surgery in December, has healed, and he's expected to be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp. Just keep in mind the 23-year old entered the NFL with a medical history that included an ACL tear, two meniscus tears and microfracture surgery.
The ninth overall pick in the draft, Ross arrives in a crowded situation. Not only do the Bengals have a dominant No. 1 in A.J. Green, but established veteran Brandon LaFell, last year's second-rounder Tyler Boyd and top pass-catching tight end Tyler Eifert will also be involved. Throw in two pass-catching backs -- Gio Bernard and rookie Joe Mixon -- and it's hard to see Ross carving out a huge role. At 5-11, 190, Ross has average size for a normal wideout, but he ran a 4.22 40 at the Combine, the fastest time ever recorded. That gives him a bigger catch radius than the DeSean Jacksons and J.J. Nelsons of the world as he streaks behind defenses. A shoulder surgery kept him out of offseason team activities, and Ross had an ACL tear and two meniscus tears during college, but he's expected to be healthy for the start of training camp.
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Banged up again?
WRNew York Giants
Undisclosed
July 9, 2021
Ross participated in June minicamp but appeared to be dealing with an injury, NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt reports.
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Catches on with Giants
WRNew York Giants
Foot
March 16, 2021
Ross (foot) has signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Giants, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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Lands on IR
WRCincinnati Bengals
Foot
November 14, 2020
The Bengals have placed Ross (foot) on injured reserve, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Not moving to corner
WRCincinnati Bengals
Foot
November 14, 2020
Ross (foot) never actually practiced at cornerback and only discussed moving to the position with the Bengals' coaching staff, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Injured transitioning to corner
WRCincinnati Bengals
Foot
November 14, 2020
Ross, who will not play in Week 10 after injuring his foot, was practicing at cornerback when he suffered the injury, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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