Post by dachuckster on Apr 27, 2019 11:48:41 GMT -6
Looks like he fell to the 4th because of a bad combine and decided not to attend Georgia's Pro Day. Otherwise was Georgia's #1 WR last year. Has had some big games against Alabama (link) videos listed below.
Player Bio 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.
Analysis 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
Riley Ridley*, WR, Georgia Height: 6-1. Weight: 199. Arm: 32.63. Hand: 10.25. 40 Time: 4.58. Three Cone: 7.22. Bench: 13. Vertical: 30.5. Broad: 10-4. Projected Round (2019): 2-3. 4/23/19: Ridley had 44 catches for 570 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018. He should have returned to Georgia for his senior year if he wanted to be a first-round pick. A lot of evaluators like Ridley, although his combine 40 was slower than expected. Still, a number of team sources have said they like Ridley's skill set and polish. I've heard from some that they graded Ridley on Day 2 and know some teams have him in the mix for their second-round pick.
8/28/18: Ridley came on strong for Georgia in 2017 and had an impressive game against Alabama with six receptions for 82 yards. His production was hurt by Georgia's three-headed monster in the ground game, but Ridley is capable of producing a lot more as an upperclassman.
Riley Ridley | WR | Georgia Height | 6-2 Weight | 200 Class | Junior College Bio Career Stats Projection: 2nd Round
A two-year starter at Georgia, the brother of Falcons’ Calvin, Ridley worked primarily out of the slot. Ridley was held back in college due to offensive scheme, showing to resort to the ground game and spreading the football around. Although Ridley did manage to lead the Bulldogs in catches, receiving yards and touchdown receptions in 2018, despite not getting all the attention. Riley’s a strong route runner that understands how to set up defenders and use leverage to gain inside positioning. He possesses great hands and ball skills to catch the ball in traffic or in coverage. Ridley maximizes his catch radius by elevating and adjusting to throws, displaying fantastic body control. He’s comfortable working the underneath areas as well. Ridley does lack top end speed, making it tough for him to separate down the field. But his polish and ball skills, along with this route savvy makes up for a lot of his speed deficiencies. Overall, Ridley can be a starting No. 2 wide receiver, projecting to have a more productive professional career with the ability to be a dynamic playmaker to all levels of the field.
Holy cow, they are calling this a top-50 talent that the Bears got in the 4th round. This is pretty cool to listen to. Sounds like Pace hit a home run with this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bears are killing the draft, but the overall narrative is that a next years 4th and a swapping of 5th and 6th is too much for the 3rd best rb in the draft that has a 2nd round grade that you moved up to the middle of the 3rd to get. Narrative is asthonishing. Bears gave up next to nothing to get a perfect fit in their system.
Then they back that up w/getting Riley in the late 4th, another 2nd round talent, but fell b/c of a poor combine, no pro day and i think i saw he got caught w/marajuana, probably a 3rd rounder b/c of that, still got him in the 4th.
We’ve watched a lot of Georgia football sine moving to Atlanta. Our son is a Dawg and we’ve really enjoyed watching them play. This is an excellent pick and we’ll be pleased when we see what he can do!
No question in my mind that Ridley was a classic value/BPA type pick even though he plays a position we don't have much need at right now. Gabriel good as gone after 2019 season it seems. Cap savings there.