Michigan senior OLB James Ross "does some positive things on film that will appeal to NFL evaluators," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes.
"He has a strong upper body with the aggressive hands to keep himself clean from blocks with excellent take-on strength. Ross has adequate first step quickness to close in a hurry, but he tends to get anxious and will abandon his gap responsibilities too quickly, biting on play fakes and misdirection. He is unsure of himself at times and doesn't always trust what he sees, but with improved discipline to his diet as a senior, Ross will earn himself a spot on draft boards," Brugler wrote. The Michigan prospect played in 12 games, with seven starts for the Wolverines, only posting 32 tackles, and three tackles for loss. In 2013, the 6-foot-1, 232-pound Ross III was much more productive, recording 85 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.