Last night, the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft took place in Philadelphia, which began some incredible new chapters for top football prospects and league teams across the country. One of the highlights of the evening was 22-year-old John Ross being drafted to the Cincinnati Bengals as the No. 9 overall pick, which led to him receiving some notable words from Snoop Dogg.

As many of his fans know, the Long Beach veteran rapper is an avid football fan, and even owns a football league of his own, Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL). It turns out that he has a history with the University of Washington wide receiver, as Ross was coached by the rapper over the years through his league. Apparently Ross was recruited to play for the SYFL after he met the BUSH rapper in a parking lot following a youth game.

During a video message to the Bengals' No. 1 draft pick, Snoop got to share some congratulatory words with one of his rising stars.

"I remember the day I met you man. You was running through that parking lot at Compton High School. You was just a little kid wanting to play football. And to look at you now and see you about to be drafted into the NFL, I'm so proud of you. [I] love the mission that you've been on. Love your mom and dad for being a part of your life and for you for doing the right things, man," Snoop emotionally stated to Ross in the video.

The young football star has received a lot of attention with recruits after he broke the 40-yard dash with a 4.22-second run at the scouting combine back in March. Reports say that he landed himself 22 touchdowns over his three-year career so far, which includes a whopping 17 he made this past season. Ross was reportedly considered to be a risky prospect, being that he has a history with injuries, but Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was willing to take the risk for the team to diversify their offense.

Congratulations to Ross on the major accomplishment in his football career. See the congratulatory message Snoop sent to him in the video below.

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