Preseason darling Justyn Ross has reportedly made the Kansas City Chiefs' initial 53-man roster, according to The Athletic's Nate Taylor.
Ross, who went undrafted in 2022, missed his entire rookie season due to a foot injury. He was an up-and-coming receiver at Clemson before neck and spine surgery cost him the entire 2020 season. A foot stress fracture also ended Ross' 2021 redshirt junior season — his last at Clemson — after he caught 47 passes for 524 yards and three scores.
But during the 2018 and 2019 seasons, Ross tallied 112 receptions for 1,865 yards and 17 touchdowns, including six receptions for 153 yards and one touchdown in Clemson's national title win over Alabama to end the 2018 season alongside Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne.
Ross made multiple highlight-worthy plays during training camp practices and preseason games. Just watch this back shoulder touchdown grab in the second quarter of the Chiefs' final preseason game against the Cleveland Browns:
Ross, 23, has a chance to make waves on a Chiefs team without a clear-cut top pass-catcher behind tight end Travis Kelce.
Fellow second-year wideout Skyy Moore, former New York Giants 2021 first-rounder Kadarius Toney, 2023 second-rounder Rashee Rice and veteran Marquez Valdes-Scantling will all be jockeying for targets from Patrick Mahomes as the Chiefs try to defend their Super Bowl title.