As many are aware by now, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross' rookie year did not go as planned.

After being selected ninth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, Ross battled shoulder injuries en route to a lost season, and was held catchless in the three games he did suit up for.

Entering his second campaign, Ross is finally healthy for the first time in a while.

"I couldn't ask to feel any better than I do now," he said, via Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. "It's the best I've felt since I went into my last year of college."

The speedy wideout is determined to put his injuries behind him while adding a spark to Cincinnati's offense in 2018. His teammates, including quarterback Andy Dalton, are taking note.

"(Ross) looks good, completely different than he did last year," Dalton said. "You can tell he worked hard. It looks like he's getting back to where he was."

"Last year he was trying to learn and rehab his shoulder at the same time. But seeing it on paper and actually going out and doing it are two completely different things. Now that he’s had an offseason to get healthy, you can tell. He’s catching the ball really well. He’s going up and getting it the little we’ve done so far."

The Bengals are certainly in need of an upgrade at receiver across from star A.J. Green. The team ranked last in yards per game and 26th in points per game in 2017.

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