3. John Ross, wide receiver, Washington Huskies
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Okay, here are some obvious things that we know about John Ross of the Washington Huskies. When his final season at the collegiate level ended, he had amassed 81 receptions for 1,150 yards and he had reached the end zone 17 times. Then, he broke the NFL Combine record for the 40-yard dash when he accomplished a time of 4.22 seconds.
The knocks on Ross are the facts that he’s small, five-foot-eleven and 188 pounds, and there’s a theory that, outside of the streak, he doesn’t run too many routes.
Ross is still believed by many to be the second-best receiver in this draft behind Mike Williams of the Clemson Tigers. If Williams goes in the top ten, like many believe he will, Ross may provide an interesting option for an Eagles team who’s longed for the threat of the deep ball ever since DeSean Jackson packed his bags and left for the Washington Redskins.