One thing that a lot of the Ottawa Redblacks receivers have in common is that they have speed. Last season we saw what both DeVonte Dedmon and Rafael Araujo Lopes can do as receivers and returners, bringing in their speed and versatility, in addition to them as well as the reliable receivers that Nichols will have in both Sinopoli, Daniel Petermann, Jerminic Smith and R.J Harris the Ottawa Redblacks signed more speed receivers with Jalen Saunders, Jovon Durante, Amba Etta Tawo, Terry Williams, Ryan Davis, Cortrelle Simpson, and now Marvelle Ross.
Ross, who played for the NCAA Division Two Notre Dame College Falcons brings a lot to the table for the Ottawa Redblacks. Clocking in at 4.41 at his Notre Dame Pro Day one year ago he demonstrates speed at receiver, but as a returner as well. The Ottawa Redblacks may have their number one returner in DeVonte Dedmon following a tremendous rookie campaign in 2019 but if LaPolice would like Dedmon on the offensive side of the ball more Ross can easily fill into the returning spot or vice versa. At Notre Dame College in the division two ranks, Marvelle Ross became a big name, catching just under 200 passes over 4 seasons for 2,727 yards and 27 touchdowns while returning 10 touchdowns. He finished his collegiate career with 326 all-purpose touches for a total 5,456 yards and 38 all-purpose touchdowns, averaging 16.7 yards every time he laid hands on the football.
Following his outstanding career with the Falcons, Marvelle Ross landed on the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 Pandemic Ross wasn’t able to play in any pre-season games, making it tough for him to make the team for the 2020 NFL season but was still able to participate in the NFL Training Camp so when he comes to Ottawa for the 2021 CFL season it will not be his first professional experience. He knows what to expect coming into the opportunity and given his pre requisites he shouldn’t disappoint.