Riley Ridley

Georgia
WR

Prospect Info

College
Georgia
Hometown
Class
Coconut Creek, FL
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
199 lbs
32 5/8”
Hands
10 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.81
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Chicago
Bears
Round 4 ‧ Pick 24
40 Yard Dash
4.58u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
13
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
30.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
124.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.22
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.28
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Cavin Riley Ridley is the younger brother of former Alabama star and 2018 first-round pick Calvin Ridley. That family name certainly carries weight with NFL scouts, especially after they saw Riley's play over the past three years. He led the Bulldogs with 44 receptions for 570 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018, starting 12 of 14 games played. Ridley contributed as a seven-game starter as a sophomore (14-218-15.6, two TD), stepping up in the national championship game with six catches for 82 yards. And while he did not produce a ton of offense in 2016, he showed enough as a freshman (12-238-19.8, two TD) to portend his future success.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 2-3
NFL Comparison
James Jones
Overview
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. His separation windows may always be a little tighter, but his timing and ability to turn contested catches in his favor should make him a better pro than college player with an upside of WR2.
Strengths
  • Very tough and very competitive
  • Play strength to work past press
  • Plays through route contact
  • Can defeat cornerback leverage and disguise impending breaks
  • Physical at top of his route carving out viable throwing windows
  • Strong, sure hands with wide catch radius
  • Can cradle or pluck it away from his frame
  • Graceful mid-stride leaps to attack tall throws
  • Outstanding in-air body control
  • Impressive focus to secure and drop a foot near boundary
  • Can be a determined, physical blocker
Weaknesses
  • Average quickness off the snap
  • Lacks quickness versus press. Long corners have time to jam up his frame
  • Missing early acceleration to pass and stack versus tight man
  • Long speed is non-threatening
  • Takes time to gather and present on comeback routes
  • Average foot quickness and separation out of breaks
  • Not much of a run-after-catch threat

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league