Justyn Ross, the Clemson wideout, has been a notable omission in numerous mock drafts leading up to the big event.After an elite freshman season paired with current Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Ross underwent neck surgery in 2020 to address congenital neck fusion, a rare condition in which a person is born with multiple vertebrae fused together.He did not play football for 18 months and is unlikely to be cleared to play in the NFL, according to the Pro Football Docs who have attended multiple decades of Combines and performed these physicals on behalf of NFL teams. Our opinion doesn't matter, but only the opinion of the current NFL team doctors who will make their own decision. That decision is likely to be to do what is right for the player and not expose him to undue risk of further or permanent neck injury. Notably, he did not visit any of the 32 NFL teams as part of the allowed 30 visits.Draft projections on Ross have varied widely, but he’s currently projected to go in the fourth round, according to NFL Mock Draft Database. His best rank has been 22 and 11.9% of mock drafts have him going in the first round.The Pro Football Docs are skeptical that he will be chosen at all due to a failed Combine physical. With his neck injury history, his career would be over with one wrong tackle or impact to the neck and any small risk of paralysis cannot be accepted.Whenever vertebrae are fused together in the neck it puts added stress above and below those levels, said Dr. David Chao, ProFootballDoc. That is a concern for Ross because the fusion will likely limit his motion and increase his risk.He is also coming off a stress fracture in his foot that shut him down last November, but the neck injury is the biggest detriment to his draft chances.The 22-year-old had a combined 1,865 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns in his first two seasons at Clemson, then 514 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns last season.He had the talent and upside of top wide receivers like Jameson Williams, George Pickens and Treylon Burks. Now he’s an afterthought. The Pro Football Docs hope to be wrong but they expect his draft hopes to sink, even as the rounds progress.