The 2017 WR Sweet 16: (3) John Ross vs (14) Josh Malone
The RotoViz Wide Receiver Prospect Sweet 16 Tournament matches the top incoming prospects in a head-to-head March Madness style format. Various RotoViz writers break down each match-up with the winner moving on to the next round.
(3) John Ross vs (14) Josh Malone
John Ross enters the WR Sweet 16 as one of the hotter prospects after breaking Chris Johnson’s 40-yard dash record at the combine. The speed Ross possesses has some analysts moving Ross to the top of their WR boards. Posting 1,150 yards and 18 touchdowns shows that Ross has the ability to put up elite-level numbers. Is his speed enough to make him a featured player at the NFL level?
Josh Malone is one of the more underrated WR prospects in this tournament. A size/speed specimen, Malone posted a 19.4 ypr average to go along with his 11 touchdowns during his junior year. Taking a look at the Heatmap below shows just how close these players are from a production standpoint. Will this match up be as cut and dry as some people think?