Name: Andre Ross Jr
School: Union College
Position: WR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season? 

My goal for my senior year was to better establish myself as a vocal leader for my team. I was more of a lead by example and actions type of guy, but as we progressed, it was essential for our team’s success for me to speak up. I think it helped me earn more of my teammates respect and help strengthen our connection as a team.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

They would say I’m reliable and someone they can count on in crunch time. I’m often looked to for a moral boost, whether that be through me making a play or keeping my teammates involved on the sideline.

Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?

Coming from the D3 level, I tended to focus more on the defensive scheme as a whole as that proved more beneficial than scouting individual players. With the significant talent gap, I focused on the defensive schemes and coverages teams would try to run because I know it would take more of a full defensive effort to stop us rather than any individual player. I looked for pre-snap coverage tells to see if I would have safety rotation over me a lot or would I be matched up 1 on 1. How deep are the safeties? Are they flat footed? Do they get depth? Things of that nature.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position? 

I think my knowledge of the game is what separates me. I’m a deep thinker which translates to the field as I am able to understand the ways to attack certain coverages or techniques from a mental perspective. I think people get too caught up on the physical aspects of the game and forget how important the mind is.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

Training my body for a pro football is top priority right now. Ain’t much to it to be honest.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

I’m big on respect and love, so I feel I would bring a certain confidence to the locker room. I love getting my teammates involved and making everyone see the things they bring to the table. I see myself as being a confidence and morale booster as I bring a lot of kind-hearted energy with me. I also bring a competitive edge as I see myself as the ultimate competitor. I thrive off competition and with the dog-mentality I have, I’m sure that I’ll compete to the fullest extent with whomever in front of me.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

I’m a sleeper you don’t want to miss. Not the flashiest, but I have swag and a dawg mentality that can’t be taught. I’m used to getting it out of the mud as that’s how I was raised, so for whoever takes the chance on me will be receiving a diamond in the rough with an unmatched competitive edge.