Bengals add speed, take speedy WR John Ross at No. 9

Cincinnati opted for the combine record-holder in the 40-yard dash with the team's first-round pick Thursday.

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Bengals add speed, take speedy WR John Ross at No. 9


  • The Cincinnati Bengals selected Washington WR John Ross with the ninth overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday.
  • Ross set a combine record for the fastest 40-yard dash (4.22 seconds).
  • His 3.04 yards per route run last season ranked 14th among college receivers with at least 100 targets.
  • Ross ranked 11th among FBS receivers last year, dropping only 4.71 percent of his catch opportunities.
  • Ross caught 48.1 percent of his deep targets last year, which ranked eighth among FBS wide receivers who had at least 25 deep targets.
  • Ross is now paired opposite A.J. Green, immediately making them among the most dynamic receiving tandems in the NFL.

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