Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase claims the NFL ball not having the white stripes like the NCAA ball has contributed in him dropping passes.
Chase, who was selected at No. 5 in this past NFL draft, dropped four of his five targets during the preseason.
Chase arrived to the league with high expectation but so far he has been struggling mightily with drops.
“The ball is different because it is bigger,” Chase said, via Bengals.com. “It doesn’t have the white stripes on the side so you can’t see the ball coming from the tip point so you actually have to look for the strings on the ball at the top, which is hard to see because whole ball is brown and you have the six strings that are white. But for the most part, just have to get used to it and find out what I am comfortable with catching.”