Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 229
40: 4.79
Year: 4Sr

James Ross

School: Michigan
Position: OLB
Positive: Started just 3 games as a senior posting 35 tackles. Career-best 85 tackles came during his sophomore season when he started 9 games. Athletic run and chase linebacker coming off a disappointing season. Plays faster than his 40 time, quick in both a straight line as well as laterally and easily collapses to the outside defending the run. Explosive at the point of attack, breaks down well and tenacious. Knocks back blockers to get to the action, possesses a quick change of direction and easily alters his angle of attack without losing momentum. Gets depth on pass drops and covers a lot of area on the field.
Negative: Undersized and gets smothered at the point of attack. Struggled to see playing time as a senior and watched his game fall off. Times terribly in the forty.
Analysis: Prior to his senior season Ross was a hard charging linebacker in the mold of the Dahani Jones and entered the year with middle round grades from scouts but watched his game as well as his draft stock fall dramatically. He possesses the skill necessary to line up in a one gap system and plays with a special-teams mentality which gives him the upper hand.

Updated 4/28
RankRndNamePosYear
11stLaremy Tunsil
Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr