Patrick Mahomes comments on Justyn Ross' impressive one-handed catch in practice
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Undrafted wide receiver Justyn Ross hauled in an impressive one-handed catch in practice and Patrick Mahomes said it was crazy that Ross reacted like it was just a normal catch.
Ross played college football at Clemson, where he won a National Championship.
Craziest part about this was dude acted like this was normal after he caught it…@_jross8 https://t.co/KuJ4a8DEPu — Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) May 25, 2022
Ross went undrafted this past draft even though he was once considered a potential first round selection. There was a question mark regarding Ross' health and that's why he went undrafted. After the draft, the Chiefs signed Ross because they feel it's a low risk, high reward chance.
When asked about Ross, Mahomes described him as a very talented player and someone who definitely has a star potential. "Yeah, I mean, you still see the talent. I think that's the first thing," Mahomes said of Ross, via Pro Football Talk.
"I know people saw the catch on Twitter, but it's just the way he catches the football out of the air. He snatches it — there's no drops or anything like that. Now it's about him learning the NFL offense. That's how it is for every rookie when they come in, is, you don't see that top talent that they can be until they learn and they can just play fast.
And I think you've seen that. You've seen those flashes of how talented he can be. And then you've seen times where he's just barely off of what we wanted. And he learns from that, he doesn't make that same mistake. And so, the more and more reps that he gets, I can only imagine how good he's going to be because of the talent he possesses."
Mahomes: Everyone will be involved
The Chiefs will look a bit different in 2022 compared to previous.
Tyreek Hill decided to sign with the Miami Dolphins and Mahomes lost one of his favorite targets. The Chiefs have done their best to replace Hill as this offseason they signed JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
Also, they drafted Skyy Moore. "That's what you're going to see with this offense this year,'' Mahomes explained. "It's going to be everybody. It's not all going to be one guy. Obviously [Travis Kelce] is still going to get a lot of completions, a lot of yards but the whole receiving room is going to have big days and that can be something we use to our advantage.
It's a very deep receiving room. It's hard to tell which guys are going to make it because we've got so many good receivers. That's what you want. You want that competition. You want guys competing every single day to make the roster because they're going to help us in the end.' '