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Will this be the breakout year for Devin Ross?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Apr 6, 2016.

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Devin Ross in 2016

  1. Breakout performer (believe the hype!)

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  2. Yawn (same hype as last 2 preseasons on this guy)

    29 vote(s)
    48.3%
  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    “Tons of ability,” said CU co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Darrin Chiaverini. “I think his ceiling is huge. He just has to continue to work and be confident in those abilities. He’s got good ball skills, good eye-hand coordination, all those things. I've seen some flashes that I've really been impressed with. Now he just needs that confidence in himself.”

    At 5-9, 180 pounds, Ross has all the quickness and speed necessary to be the perfect fit for CU’s up-tempo passing attack. He’s been a mainstay in scrimmage situations throughout the spring, turning short passes into long gains and hauling down deep balls with regularity.

    http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210866716

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    We've seen the big plays. We've seen the electric speed. We've seen games like UCLA where he was dominating... but also dropped 2 key passes. Every camp, we hear the hype. The talent is clearly there. All a matter of confidence, focus and consistency.

    Personally, I'm betting on Ross this year. The mental game will finally mature and we're going to see him shred opposing defenses in 2016.
     
  2. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    I think he may get better but he is what he is. He doesn't look like a guy who naturally catches the ball. He is a good athlete but he doesn't scare teams used to playing PAC12 competition.

    He is going to have to be much better because otherwise he has already been recruited over.
     
  3. Gary Indiana

    Gary Indiana Club Member Club Member

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    My heart says one thing, my brain says another.

    I really hope my heart is right on this because he's easy to root for.
     
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Inconsistency will prevent him from doing significantly better than last year. Have to believe that won't be the case until he proves otherwise. Plus, if you are a QB, would you keep looking his way in key moments if you don't trust him to make the play?

    I don't think Sefo trusted him after UCLA. Wonder if the #s show that.
     
  5. Shldr2Shldr

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    If he doesn't, Bobo Ento Winfree or Julmisse will. The ceiling for our WR corp is so high. Just need them to be consistent. That includes shay as well.
     
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  6. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    He is going to find the confidence under the tutelage of coach DC and thrive in the new offensive scheme that has one of our former Buffs name written all over it.
     
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  7. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    I'm just going to be optimistic for now. (y)
     
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  8. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    I'm pretty jaded when it comes to any hype coming out of camp...especially with all the closed practices. At least we're being spared "the OL will really be a strength this year" crapola.
     
  9. TDforTD

    TDforTD Banned BANNED Club Member

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    I'm buying the hype, if you wanna fight about PM me and we can meet in Temecula.
     
  10. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Too scared to go to Casa Bonita eh?
     
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  11. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    The difference this year is the coaching change. Past WR coach never raised anybody's level (just as he was mediocre overall as recruiting coordinator).
    Ross may finally get the boost he needs from DC....or be left in the dust of newcomers!
     
  12. Buffskier

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    Dude is a burner, he just needs to watch the ball into his hands and I think that Chev is the right coach that gets him to the right spot fundamentally and mentally.
     
  13. Jeric

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    I know Ross had plenty of bad moments but he had some good ones too (the Sefo bomb against UCLA was amazing). I believe he will have more good than bad moments this year, especially with a new offense that can utilize his speed.
     
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    I really, really want to believe Ross can do this. We've seen he can be very electric with the ball in his hands.

    He has a tremendous opportunity ahead of him. I have to think that some of D. Lee staying at the RB position must be because they feel comfortable with Ross in the slot role. He has a stud in Fields on one side and everything points to Winfree being one as well on the other side. The Texas Tech offense likes to get the ball out quick and uses a lot of quick hitting screens in the slot. If the Oline can be at least competent and Ross becomes consistent, we will find ourselves very happy, IMO. A lot of upside here, but definitely will believe it when I see it with Ross. Hope he proves this article correct.
     
  15. DBT

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    If he does break out, I recommend Proactive.
     
  16. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    He's going to thrive with the new passing concepts... As long as our QB play is better as well
     
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  17. PAHIBuff

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    Julmisse as an RB is probably better than anyone they have now. Just absurd they have him projected as a WR.
     
  18. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Carr is special.
     
  19. Shldr2Shldr

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    Beau Bisharat is also apparently legit too. Still, let Julmisse earn playing time wherever. He is a playmaker, get the ball in his hands
     
  20. buffaholic

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    Absurd! Crazy talk!

    My concern with Ross is that he almost dropped a few of the big plays he did make including that catch (iirc) vs UCLA. It may have been a different TD reception, but one of them he was very lucky not to have dropped as he did not catch it cleanly in his hands.
     
  21. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Loved his TD catch v. CSU. But my heart was broken in Pasadena, and a few key 4th down drops throughout the season. Rooting for the young man.
     
  22. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    The door is open and no one else seems to be crowding through it...
     
  23. Duff Man

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    I guess we should establish what would be considered a breakout year. He had 25 receptions for 324 yards (13 yard avg) and 2 TDs with a long of 68 in 2015. Would a breakout year be ~40 receptions for 500+ yards and 4-5 TDs (essentially Shay Fields' numbers from last year), or would it be more than that? Maybe 50-55 receptions for 600-650 yards and 5+ TDs? Or would a breakout year for Devin simply include being more consistent in catching the football?

    In an offense that seems to have multiple good options at WR in 2016 and a system that might spread the ball around a lot more, I could see Ross being more consistent but his numbers not necessarily increasing due to the other options on the field, and him being the 3rd or 4th option on a given play (behind Winfree, Fields and maybe Ento).
     
  25. Bufffan68

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    Yeah...seems like being a deep threat receiver is like being a DB or kicker...people seem to remember your **** ups way more than the good stuff.
     
  26. Duff Man

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    Not really. He just has not made many plays.
     
  27. Sykobuff

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    Hopefully having chev will turn it around for him, not holding my breath.
     
  28. Bufffan68

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    The voice of a long time Buff fan...
     
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  29. Sykobuff

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    Sad but true...
     
  30. TSchekler

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    THEN IT MUST BE TRUE!!!!!!!!!
     

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