2017 NFL Draft: John Ross to visit Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans tried once to spend a high draft choice on a wide receiver to match with Marcus Mariota, and Dorial Green-Beckham was traded after only one season.

John Ross would be thrilled to be the Titans' second such try.

Following visits last week with the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, Ross' third trip will be to the Music City to visit the Titans. And he's very much looking forward to renewing an old acquaintance in Mariota.

"He's one of my favorite quarterbacks ever. When (Washington) played Oregon, he was doing things I'd never seen before in person. I would love to catch balls from Marcus," Ross said. "We're both young, we'd be able to grow together."

Green-Beckham was the Titans' 40th overall pick (second round) in 2015, selected a day after they took Mariota at No. 2 overall. This year, Tennessee holds the Nos. 5 and 18 picks in the first round, the second of which is in the range of draft projections on Ross. NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly, in fact, projects the Titans to make the Mariota-Ross connection a reality. As a high school recruit, Ross took an official visit to Oregon in October of 2012. His host? None other than Mariota.

"That was the only time I've ever talked to him, but I got a great first impression from him," Ross said. "He was a really good dude. He was humble and quiet, so he reminded me of myself. It would be great to talk to him again."

If the Titans want to make it more than just talk, Ross is all for it.

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