Check out Alabama Crimson Tide WR Calvin Ridley 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report and player profile featuring strengths, weaknesses, player comparisons and projection for Ridley. The 6’ 1/2” receiver is widely believed to be the top wideout available in this year’s NFL Draft. While he was hampered by poor QB play, his elite route running and consistent hands made him one of the top WRs in the nation. He will most likely be one of the first 15 picks in the NFL Draft, but which team ends up taking him is the biggest mystery.
NFL Draft analyst Tom Downey breaks down Calvin Ridley in this scouting report and player profile. The details of Ridley's scouting report, featuring strengths, weaknesses, player comparison and projections are detailed below.
- Always seems to be open
- Excellent at creating separation
- Elite route runner
- Limited by bad QB play
- Reliable target
- Good hands-catcher
- Ability to make plays after the catch
- Average athlete
- Will turn 24 in rookie year
- Struggles with physical corners
- Doesn’t have great size
- Limited production
- Doesn’t jump very well
- 20 drops over 3 seasons
- Can he be a WR1?
Player Comparison: Reggie Wayne
NFL Draft Grade: 1st-2nd round (#1 WR)
Projected Round: 1st
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