John Ross Favored To Go In First Round, linked to Eagles, Titans, Bucs

John Ross is the talk of the NFL Combine after he ran the 40 in 4.22 seconds. Which receiver-needy team will draft him?

 

Washington receiver John Ross electrified the NFL Combine with a 40-yard dash that officially took 4.22 seconds but might have been faster.

In breaking Chris Johnson's record of 4.24 set in 2008, Ross probably hooked some NFL teams. Many already were salivating over the blazing 5-10, 188-pounder.

So where will he go?

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BookMaker.eu immediately posted Ross as a -120 favorite (risk $120 to win $100) to get taken in the first round -- he might have been a first-rounder even with a worse 40 time -- and +175 to go in the second.

The market-setting offshore sportsbook also released odds on which team will draft Ross:

Philadelphia Eagles +200
Tennessee Titans +300
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +500
Baltimore Ravens +700
Arizona Cardinals +1000
Dallas Cowboys +2500
Field +150

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (risk $100 to win $200): Philly, which picks 14th, and is desperate to upgrade Carson Wentz's weapons. Ross is a burner who would complement bigger receivers Jordan Matthews and Dorial Green-Beckham.

TENNESSEE TITANS (risk $100 to win $300): The Titans hold the Nos. 5 and 18 picks, and wideout is one of the team's top three needs along with corner and safety.

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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (risk $100 to win $500): The Bucs, who select 19th, have to find someone besides Mike Evans and Cameron Brate that Jameis Winston likes to throw to. Ross would thrive playing alongside Evans, who's hauled in 27 touchdowns in his first three seasons.

BALTIMORE RAVENS (risk $100 to win $700): With Steve Smith retiring and Kamar Aiken hitting free agency, Baltimore will be adding a receiver in the draft. The Ravens own the No. 16 overall pick.

ARIZONA CARDINALS (risk $100 to win $1,000): Wideout isn't a huge need for Arizona with Larry Fitzgerald returning and John Brown's sickle-cell issues hopefully resolved. Like Ross, J.J. Nelson is a 5-10 speedster. But Bruce Arians is always on the hunt for more burners.

DALLAS COWBOYS (risk $100 to win $2500): Terrance Williams and Brice Butler are free agents, and it's possible Ross could slip to No. 28, where Dallas picks. But the Cowboys urgently need a defensive end. Still, it's easy to imagine Ross thriving in this offense with opponents worried about Dez Bryant and Ezekiel Elliott.

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