Justyn Ross always displayed the talent to be an impact player at the professional level. But availability is always player’s best ability.Unfortunately, significant injuries slowed Ross’ path to the NFL. The wide receiver seems to have finally reached the other side, with a chance to display his exceptional natural talent.
Going into the 2023
campaign, the 6’4”, 205-pound target looked like a future first-round lock. Instead, Ross required surgery to correct a congenital fusion condition of his neck and spine. He missed all of the season. Upon Ross’ return, he didn’t produce nearly as much with Clemson’s post-Trevor Lawrence issues at quarterback.
Pre-draft medical evaluations weren’t kind, either, because Ross went undrafted among the ‘22 class. He still seemed to land in the perfect situation when he signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
“ was a redshirt year that he probably didn’t want to have right with the injury. But he’s done a nice job,” head coach Andy Reid told reporters earlier this month. “He had a good off-season. And then he’s worked his tail off here. And he just needs to keep doing that. You know, it’s how you answer the bell every day and push through it. So, he’s got the right mindset to do that.”
In his first NFL preseason contest, Ross snagged two passes for 29 yards and a touchdown. He continued his progression in Week 2, caught a couple passes and showed how a big target can create separation