Clemson football and 2021 NFL Draft hopeful Justyn Ross will miss season
Clemson football true freshman Justyn Ross took over the nation as he torched Alabama defensive backs in the 2018 National Championship game; it was apparent this dude had a career ahead of him. Now entering the 2020 season, where he would be eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft, Ross has been struck with some devastating news.
On a conference call today, Clemson football head coach Dabo Swinney made the unfortunate announcement that Ross would be sidelined the entire 2020 season. Scheduled for surgery on Friday, Ross was diagnosed with a congenital fusion between his neck and spine.
Swinney went on to say that the doctors had concerns about Ross’ future in football, however at this point it is too early to tell. Wishing nothing but the best for Ross, he has at least the 2020 season to rest, feel out his body, and make a decision from there on how to proceed with his life in football.
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As contributor Seth Steere dove into his top-10 preseason receivers, Ross came in right on the fringe in the honorable mention category. Working with Trevor Lawrence and off of back-to-back productive seasons, Ross had a chance to take his game to the next level.
The 6-4 and 200 pound receiver was entering his junior season with high expectations after nearly 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns on 112 catches through two years at Clemson. As summer scouting series have already begun, we will now have to wait until next summer to dig in-depth on Ross in anticipation for his draft status.
As health and safety are always the top priority, this was the only answer for Ross. As he prepares for surgery later this week, With the First Pick wishes the Tiger wide receiver nothing but the best and for a full and speedy recovery.