Wide receiver | Georgia | Junior
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 199 pounds
2018: Started 12 of 14 games; recorded 44 receptions for 570 yards with nine touchdowns; one of three players named Most Improved Player on offense
Career: Played in 39 career college games; had 70 career receptions for 1,026 yards with 13 touchdowns, 14.7 yards per reception
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Summary: Ridley has some NFL pedigree, as his brother Calvin was a first-round pick by Atlanta in 2018. Although the younger Ridley didn’t flourish until his junior season, the Georgia product is known for his physicality and strong hands. Ridley turned in a time of 4.58 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine (the fastest time was 4.31 seconds) and had a broad jump of 10 feet, 4 inches.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com wrote that Ridley is a “physical possession receiver who wins with attention to detail in his routes, plus body control and sure hands. Ridley isn't the fastest receiver on the block, but there is enough under the engine to race cornerbacks down the field if he's challenged on an island.”
Ridley’s full scouting report on NFL.com can be found here.
Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks had Ridley on his initial list of the top five wide receivers but moved him down after the combine. Draft analyst Dane Brugler, who writes for The Athletic, ranked Ridley as the No. 6 receiver. Daniel Jeremiah has Ridley as the 36th overall player on his most-recent list of the Top 50 prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft, down seven spots from his pre-combine ranking.
In the spotlight: Ridley had just 14 catches in 14 games as a sophomore, but six of them came in the national title game against Alabama.