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Chiefs Sign Former Clemson Star: NFL World Reacts

Justyn Ross of the Clemson Tigers runs with the ball.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 28: Wide receiver Justyn Ross #8 of the Clemson Tigers runs with the football against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tigers defeated the Buckeyes 29-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After Justyn Ross' breakout performance in the College Football Playoff as a true freshman, many thought he'd be a lock to be a first-round pick somewhere down the line. But, that's not exactly how it worked out; and now he's a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Per Ari Meirov via Jordan Schultz, "Former Clemson WR Justyn Ross is signing with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent."

Noting, "There are some medical concerns with Ross, which teams are very aware of. Chiefs will carry him on the roster and see where this goes."

The NFL world reacted to what could be one of the biggest steals of draft weekend.

"Why do we even bother," replied a disheartened Falcons fan.

"If it pans out this will be a steal if he's healthy," one user pointed out. "Kid was first round potential a few years ago before getting hurt."

"So glad someone is giving Justyn Ross a chance," another said of the Chiefs. "Guy oozes talent if he can get back to being healthy. ACL, Spinal Fusion, and foot surgery is a rough history but I am cheering for this dude!"

"Happy for Justyn Ross!" tweeted Troy King.

Ross' body has been through a lot. But if it can hold together, there's so much potential for Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense to unlock.