2018 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings: From The College Perspective

2018 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings: From The College Perspective

2018 NFL Draft

2018 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings: From The College Perspective

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1. Calvin Ridley, Alabama

6-0, 189: Remember, the guy had Jalen Hurts and Jacob Coker throwing to him.

Fast enough – running a 4.43 at the Combine – Ridley made up for a relatively pedestrian rest of the workout by showing off the needed speed to match the tape.

On the field – again, despite limited quarterback play – he was terrific, catching 224 passes for 2,781 yards and 19 scores.

He’ll get pushed around by the bigger corners, but he’s able to make up for it by doing a great job at getting separation and finding the opening in a defense.

No, there might not be anything spectacular about his game, but he’s smooth as silk, has flawless technique without a lot of wasted motion, and he’s terrific on the move.

The problems? Again, he’s not all that physical, and he’ll have problems at 50/50 balls at the next level – he’s not going to be a go-up-and-get-it guy – with his style about being consistent target who’ll rip up single coverage.

Is he an alpha-male No. 1 receiver who’ll take over games? Not really. But he’ll always, always, always be open. Quarterbacks will love him.

Projected Round: First
Real Value: Late First Round

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