New York Giants: 5 NFL Draft targets to replace Lorenzo Carter
By John Makuch
While there are issues with Josh Ross in terms of his size and issues with missed tackles, he is a project that can be worked on for great value.
Ross was one of the leaders of the Michigan defense that had a great season in their Big Ten championship-winning season.
He is an undersized linebacker as are many in the draft, but unlike others, he does not make up for it with speed as he had a 4.79 40 yard dash time.
While he plays more of an inside linebacker spot, him being solid on the rush would allow New York to move another player to the outside spot.
He may be more effective as a rusher, as his coverage skills are somewhat weak.
Ross was also a solid leader for the Wolverines and could be a good middle linebacker if he is able to develop his skills to that point.
He will also be available at solid value and could go undrafted for a solid, low-risk pickup for New York.
Ross is a low-risk, potentially high-reward player, so the Giants could take a chance on him at the very least.