One of the projects I've put together every year before the NFL draft is the All-Satellite team -- the prospects who are the best in space.
All six of the players listed below are exceptionally elusive with the ball in their hands and can be nightmares for opposing defenses to contain in the open field.
Here is my All-Satellite Team for the 2017 NFL draft.
1. John Ross, WR, Washington
We know about Ross' 4.22 40-yard dash, which broke the modern combine record, putting him in an entirely different category on this list. But what stands out with Ross is that some guys are straight-line fast, others are quick and twitchy, and Ross is both. When you have someone who can make guys miss laterally and then leave them in the dust, that's special. I watched tape of this draft's speediest WRs around the same time -- such as Carlos Henderson, Isaiah McKenzie, Josh Malone and Ross -- and you'd be amazed at the difference between Ross' speed and those other burners. He's just at a different level. Ross scored four career kickoff return touchdowns and had 17 receiving scores last year, including the play below where he roasted USC's Adoree' Jackson with a ridiculous move at the line. Ross also brings value on reverses and jet sweeps; he averaged 9.8 yards per carry on 20 career rushes.
John Ross' quickness and speed combination jumps out on tape. Buckles and roasts Adoree Jackson with release here. pic.twitter.com/sTfYKWm08q— Kevin Weidl (@KwEspn) April 12, 2017