As a former five-star recruit back in 2018, Justyn Ross was expected to declare for the NFL Draft alongside quarterback and fellow Clemson teammate Trevor Lawrence. Instead of seeing his moment alongside his former quarterback, Ross was forced to sit out the 2020 season with a neck injury.
This year is all about rebuilding his stock and proving he was worth the five-star billing and the first-round projection he had earned prior to the injury. Meanwhile, he has helped his draft stock, but he isn’t near the first-round billing at this point.
Through nine games, Ross has 43 receptions for 474 yards and three touchdowns for the struggling Clemson Tigers. However, at 6-foot-4, Ross has 20 touchdowns through his three years of college, meaning at the pro level, Ross should be a reliable red-zone threat.
For the Dolphins, it would benefit the team to move on from DeVante Parker and clear cap, as well as letting Will Fuller walk in free agency. With that in mind, the team will need to address the position to add a wide receiver two opposite of 2021 first-round pick Jaylen Waddle.
Ross would fit the big-bodied wideout role that would be left by Parker giving the Dolphins and Tagovailoa another downfield option to throw to. Parker’s release, or trade, would likely give the Dolphins the cap needed to resign tight-end Mike Gesicki.