Kansas City Chiefs rookie wide receiver Justyn Ross has already made a strong first impression. Not bad for a guy who wasn’t even drafted out of Clemson.
Ross’ viral moment came at the Chiefs’ OTAs, when he hauled in a one-handed catch on the sideline, all while managing to keep his feet in bounds. It was so spectacular that no less than Patrick Mahomes felt compelled to offer praise.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 25, 2022
The pass was low, near Ross’ feet. Even watching the video in slow motion almost makes it look as as if the ball hit the ground first.
But it didn’t, and Ross reached down with his left hand to make the snag.
“Craziest part about this was dude acted like this was normal after he caught it,” Mahomes tweeted above a video of the catch, tagging Ross.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) May 25, 2022
The Chiefs will take all the help they can get after trading Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins.
Ross was once a star at Clemson, but injury concerns tanked his draft stock. You can’t base much of one catch at OTA’s, but at least he is serving notice already. When you’re fighting for a job, that’s a good start.
Especially when the face of the team pauses to offer some praise.