Andy Dalton on John Ross: We have fastest guy in NFL


Quick: Name a team in the AFC that added more pure speed on offense this offseason than the Cincinnati Bengals.

Second-round running back Joe Mixon gives Cincinnati a rare athlete who can gallop through defenses and catch passes with unhinged 4.43 speed -- a hair faster than Ezekiel Elliott.

At wide receiver, the Bengals used their first-round pick to nab John Ross out of Washington, a 5-foot-11, 188-pound pass-catcher who became Internet famous in a flash by besting Chris Johnson's forty record with a 4.22 result at the scouting combine.

Bengals passer Andy Dalton knows what he has in Ross.

"We've got the fastest guy in the NFL," Dalton said, per ESPN's Katherine Terrell. "Obviously that's a good thing to have.

"Teams will have to know where he is because of that speed. It may level out some of these safeties who are tilting toward (No. 1 wideout) A.J. (Green). Now when you've got a guy who can run like he can, you've got a big threat going deep."

It's May, when every player in the NFL looms as a devastating talent if you believe the glowing comments flowing out of OTAs.

While Ross comes packed with concerns over his durability, his speed is not up for debate. He brings a new dynamic to Cincy's offense and a weapon who could haunt the AFC North for years to come.