Combine Results

6.6 ?
  • 4.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 15 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.88 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.41 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 189LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands


The nation's top receiver recruit in 2014, Ridley left Florida to go to Alabama, just as Amari Cooper did not long before. Ridley could only play three games in his senior year due to age restrictions but caught 18 passes for 420 yards and four touchdowns in that time. He was a second-team All-SEC pick as a true freshman in 2015, setting a school record with 1,045 receiving yards (breaking Cooper's mark) on a team-high 89 receptions while starting 11 of 15 games played. He caught eight passes for 138 yards and two scores against Michigan State in the national semifinal as the eventual champion moved onto the title game. The Tide's passing game took a step back in his sophomore year, as did Ridley's statistics (72 receptions, 769 yards, seven touchdowns). Those numbers fluctuated again in 2017, though he produced enough in the run-oriented scheme to earn first-team All-SEC recognition (63 receptions, 967 yards, five touchdowns). His speed, elite body control, and wiry-strong frame still showed on tape, making NFL scouts wonder what he could be on Sundays.



Smooth strider with effortless transitions. Dominates cornerbacks if they allow him free release. Speed is consistent in drive phase for short, intermediate and deep routes. Feet are crisp and hypnotic in their cadence along the route. Possesses elite separation talent. Route stems and breaks are seamless and sharp and open wide throwing windows. Quick and quiet into breaks. Carries long speed of a human torch with ability to embarrass his defender. Forces defensive backs into early retreat. Uses subtle head movement to manipulate safeties out of position. Play speed is electric. Natural ball plucker on the move. Gears down to drop low and secure poor throws and is able to climb up high as well. Touchdown totals could have been doubled with better quarterbacking. Finds open space in scramble situations. Can be lethal after the catch. Uses entire field as his playground. Received almost 33 percent of the team's targets since his freshman year.


Thin build with tight skin. Frame needs more strength, but may not be able to get there. Long, press corners cause hesitation in his release. Hasn't learned to use hands as press counter. Too easily impeded by contact. Routes can be redirected by quality bump and run talent. Inconsistent using body positioning to leverage target area along deep sideline. Despite natural hands, struggles with focus drops when he senses a hitter nearby. Had 20 drops over three seasons. Scouts question toughness to catch in NFL traffic. Dances after catch on hitches rather than getting it upfield. Runs after catch can be thwarted immediately by first contact.

Draft Projection

Round 1

Sources Tell Us

"I haven't seen them all yet, but I doubt anybody in this class will touch him at that position. You wish he was a little bigger and stronger, but he can get open on just about any route you want. I still think he's a step below where Amari Cooper was coming out." -- NFC team general manager

NFL Comparison

Marvin Harrison

Bottom Line

Ridley has game-changing talent complete with blazing speed and rare route-running ability for a college prospect. He ran the full route tree at Alabama, has experience working in a pro-style attack and is a plug-and-play starter on day one. He must improve his ability to defeat press corners off the snap or he'll become a feast or famine target. Ridley's elite speed and separation talent gives him the potential to become one of the more productive and dangerous receivers in the league.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster