I've been told that just five NFL teams medically cleared Justyn Ross, and that could have played a part in his not being drafted. Could have, meaning that I was also told that only teams who have Ross on their board would go to the lengths of medically clearing him. So that doesn't mean every other team didn't clear him, just the ones that had him on their board. I gotta admit, I was a little shocked when I heard that number. I will let you know when I hear if a team has signed him
but he’d have been better off to have come back and played another year in college. Put up some better stats, show teams that he’s healthy, and surely he’d have put himself in a much better position and at least gotten drafted.
The broken foot thing seems a bit of a cover, sorry. As has been pointed out long ago,.speed was definitely never his game, but his 40 time was downright pedestrian. That said, his game was moving chains and making plays while he had Tee on the other side of the field. Solid #2 for sure for us, but beyond? I really didn't see it. I hope he proves all of us wrong who don't see him as a star and kills it somewhere.
I’m sorry. Didn’t realize you were both on the medical staff that cleared him and in the meetings with him and his family to understand exactly the options and how they were presented, Doc. You’re choosing to not be happy about them. You have no real basis for an opinion on the topic other than your inclination. That reveals a lot.
I would imagine it’s hard to put your heart into something that can put you into a wheel chair for the rest of your life. It was a miracle he got cleared to play this year. But just because your body was cleared, mental hurdles are way tougher. Don’t blame him one bit. He knew it was better to move on from Clemson and let the younger players take over. He will get a try out somewhere in the nfl. He was a huge part of our national championship team and killed it in the 2 playoff games. That is how I chose to remember him.
In the span of three years Justyn has gone from an extreme high to undoubtedly a low. How many of you would have thought after his Freshman campaign that he would be where he is this Sunday? I want Justyn to achieve all his dreams but today has to be pretty crappy for him and I feel sad for that.
Sorry that JR did not get drafted, but this is a prime example of the market place at work. This is a fine example why Young men who play football had better get an education and prepare for the future without football. Go Tigers.
I am pretty sure NFL teams see this as a liability/risk issue, not a question of talent. Can you imagine the "optics" of a kid like Ross getting seriously injured or worse, knowing his medical history?
Anyhow, IF Clemson had gotten ahead of the NIL thing instead of being reactive, we might have been able to pay him enough to help his family. Does he still have eligibility? Is that forfeited once one enters the draft? If not, get him back and get him paid a little. This Tweet just hurts: