Buccaneers new high profile player DeSean Jackson is making his love for prospect John Ross known.
Earlier this week, I talked about how the signing of DeSean Jackson shouldn’t stop the Buccaneers from drafting John Ross should the opportunity present itself. Now, as it turns out, Jackson is a huge fan of Ross and would love him to join the Bucs.
Scott Reynolds of PewterReport.com released his weekly SR’s Fab Five and spoke about this very subject. This included him speaking with Jackson about Ross and their relationship that developed after Ross tore his ACL in 2014. Jackson had plenty of kind things to say about his protege after his introductory presser Saturday;
"“He’s definitely comparable to me, knowing him for the past couple of years, working out with him and mentoring him. I’ve seen him put in the work and go out and be one of the best at what he’s doing. Last year he wanted to be one of the best wide receivers in college and he went out and backed that up. He put up the numbers and had one heck of a year. Not only that, but he went to the Combine and he went off the charts with a 4.22. Who thought that was possible?”"
Then Reynolds asked the important question – what if Ross was drafted by the Bucs?
"“That would be crazy, bro! I would love to play with him. That would be crazy, but in this business you never know. It would be crazy. The sky is the limit for this offense if that happens with me, Mike Evans and John Ross. It’s just a fantasy, but if that ever happened it would be absolutely crazy!”"
A trio of Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, and John Ross would be lethal. The high-powered capabilities of having a big possession receiver like Evans to go along with someone like Ross who possesses inhuman speed and Jackson who is an established veteran and can do anything asked of a wide receiver would create a nightmare for any opposing defensive coordinator.
Ross may be a pipe dream at nineteen at this point, but this continues to be a very intriguing option should it come to fruition.