Isn't a real natural receiver at this stage either. Struggles to cleanly pluck the football, doesn't look comfortable extending his arms away from his frame and when he does, he's routinely forced to double catch the throw. Also, doesn't exhibit a real sharpness as a route runner at this stage, seems to glide in and out of his breaks and will gear down in order to change directions. Now, possesses good body control when the ball is in the air and can adjust to the throw, but doesn't strike me as a guy who is going to be able to generate much separation for himself in the NFL.
Impression: An above-average athlete with above-average size, just isn't a real polished receiver and will need to have a good camp as a kick-return man in order to make an NFL roster. A long shot at best right now."
Positive: Physically impressive prospect who produces in a variety of ways. Tall receiver that effectively extends his hands and looks the pass in. Makes the reception away from his frame. Uses his frame to shield away opponents. Terrific return specialist and effectively follows blocks everywhere on the field for long gainers.
Negative: Poor route runner. Does not translate his 40 time onto the field as a receiver. Marginally productive receiver at Cal.
Analysis: Ross has the size/speed numbers to be a starting receiver in the NFL but lacks a polished game and will need work before he's NFL ready. His ability to produce returning punts and kicks should help him secure a spot on a roster where he can also lend a hand as a team E(TM)s fifth receiver."