The Clemson football faithful have waited all season for Justyn Ross to have a huge performance. Could we see it against LSU?
The last time we saw Justyn Ross come away with an absolutely dominating performance, we were watching Clemson football dismantle Alabama in the National Championship game a little more than a year ago.
Ross had six receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown against the Tide. He was all over the field and made several highlight-reel plays on the way to the victory.
Heading into the 2019 Clemson football season, Tiger fans expected to see much of the same from Ross. He suffered with a minor injury earlier in the year, but never really reached that level that many thought he would over the course of the season.
To this point, Ross has 61 catches for 789 yards and eight touchdowns. For reference, Ross caught 46 passes for 1,000 yards (21.7 YPC) and nine touchdowns as a freshman.
Though he won’t get to that 1,000-yard threshold this season, there’s something about being on this big stage that makes us think we could see a similar performance from Ross this time around.
Ross is going to be a big part of the Clemson football offense as the Tigers look to attack that LSU secondary Monday night. Tee Higgins will likely draw the coverage of CB Derek Stingley, which means that Ross will have a major advantage in man-to-man match-ups as the game progresses.
Look for Clemson to get the ball out to him in space and for us to see him with a few catches over the middle. Lawrence will look to key-in on him after we see the early success and Ross could become a nightmare for an LSU defense that has become prone to giving up the big play.
Justyn Ross is extremely talented and is going to be a first-round pick in a future NFL Draft. He’ll be able to add to his highlight-film Monday night with a big performance against LSU on the biggest stage of them all.