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Assessing the value Bengals got in drafting John Ross

May 18th, 2017 at 4:44 PM
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals2017 NFL Draft was widely viewed as a big success. However, that doesn’t mean everyone liked the team’s top pick.

Coming into the draft, Washington Huskies receiver John Ross was viewed as a first-round prospect, though one that should have gone in the mid-to-latter part of Round 1. In fact, Ross was someone who wasn’t even getting a lot of first-round projections until his record-breaking 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. His 4.22 time broke Chris Johnson’s previous combine record, and it put Ross in the top-10 discussion.

During his final college season, Ross caught 81 passes for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns as one of the most explosive players in college football. But while that was a …

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Tags: CBS Sports, Cincinnati Bengals, Did Bengals reach for John Ross?, Do the Bengals have a top-10 offense?, ESPN’s Todd Mcshay, John Ross, Mel Kiper ranked him 20th, Pro Football Focus draft board, Scouting Combine, The Cold Omaha Consensus Big Board, Unique PFF stats shine light on Bengals players, Washington Huskies

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