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Justyn Ross was once considered one of the top wide receiver prospects in college. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney even said he’s a “first round talent.” Unfortunately, NFL teams don’t agree.

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Through 165 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, Ross remains available for the taking. It’s a stunning outcome. The former Clemson star was once viewed as a first-round talent.

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Ross’s NFL Draft slide stems from a serious medical condition that was found back in 2020. Doctors discovered Ross was born with a congenital fusion in his spine

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a condition called Klippel-Feil syndrome. The condition calls for the avoidance of physical activities – like football – that can cause neck injuries.

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The former highly-touted prospect later underwent surgery, but there’s still concerns about his longterm health.

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It appears teams are weary of drafting a player with such a concerning medial issue.

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“It’s just a bummer to see Justyn Ross still sitting there. Pre-surgery, the dude was an absolute monster,” Adam Kramer tweeted.

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Crazy how WR Justyn Ross was once considered one of the best WRs coming out of college but the injuries are making him fall

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If he can stay healthy in the NFL he’d be a great WR for any team,” a fan said.

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Ross, meanwhile, is confident he can have a long NFL career. Talent has never been the question.

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“Once a team gets me, they’re going to get everything out of me,” Ross told ESPN. “I’m still that same player everybody knows.”