2017: John Ross, WR, Bengals
With the 9th overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted receiver John Ross, hoping to form one of the NFL’s top pass catching duos alongside All-Pro A.J. Green. In his final year at Washington, Ross played 13 games and hauled in 76 receptions for 1,122 yard and 17 touchdowns.
But things haven’t gone according to play for Ross and the Bengals. In his rookie season, Ross logged one touch, a 12-yard rush which ended with him fumbling the ball. He was placed on injured reserve on December 4, 2017 with a shoulder injury, ending his rookie season.
To make matters worse… After the Bengals drafted Ross with the 9th pick, here are the next three players off the board (sit down before you read this) … Patrick Mahomes (#10), Marshon Lattimore (#11) and DeShaun Watson (#12). All three players are on their way to becoming elite players at their respective positions.