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Riley Ridley
Rec Yards TD
44 570 9
Team: Georgia BulldogsHeight: 6-1 Born: 7/21/1996
Position: WRWeight: 199 Hometown: Coconut Creek, Florida
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

Ridley lacks the college production of most of the other top wide receiver prospects in this class, but scouts have long been aware of his talent and, of course, his bloodlines. His brother, Calvin Ridley, starred at Alabama, was a first-round pick in 2018 and posted 64 catches as a rookie for the Atlanta Falcons.

Riley isn't as fast as his brother - and his pedestrian speed for the position limits his ceiling - but he is an inch taller and about 10 pounds heavier. The four-star high school prospect caught 26 passes in his first two seasons with the Bulldogs, with six of those catches coming in the national championship game against Alabama at the end of the 2017 season.

He led Georgia with 44 receptions for 570 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018 on a team that usually preferred the run to the pass. Before declaring early for the NFL Draft, he finished his college career with a combined 10 catches in games against Alabama and Texas.

ANALYSIS

The nine touchdown receptions last season indicate what he can do in the red zone, or in short yardage, when given the opportunity. He is set up to be that move-the-chains target in the NFL, because he runs good routes and can sniff out coverages in order to find the soft spots in the defense. Good hands help complete the profile of a possession receiver.

Don't be turned off by his so-so college production; he has further potential that the NFL can tap into. His quickness, acceleration and long speed will be questions, so he doesn't ooze upside, but he would be a rather safe mid-round pick who projects into a WR2 role at the pro level.

Projection: Fourth Round

--Field Level Media


Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2016 UGa  11 3 41 13.7 0 12 238 19.8 2
2017 UGa  14 1 5 5.0 0 14 218 15.6 2
2018 UGa  14 0 0 - 0 44 570 13.0 9
Career   39 4 46 11.5 0 70 1026 14.7 13

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2017 UGa  14 0
Career   39 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2018 APSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 3 33 11.0 1 12
9/8/2018 @ SCar 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 4 37 9.3 0 12
9/15/2018 MiddTn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 1 12 12.0 1 12
9/22/2018 @ Missou 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 5 87 17.4 1 33
9/29/2018 Tenn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 4 36 9.0 0 12
10/6/2018 Vandy 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 5 57 11.4 1 15
10/13/2018 @ LSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 3 75 25.0 1 35
10/27/2018 Fla 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 2 37 18.5 0 22
11/3/2018 @ Kty 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 3 37 12.3 0 17
11/10/2018 Auburn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 1 19 19.0 0 19
11/17/2018 UMass 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 1 11 11.0 1 11
11/24/2018 GaTech 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 2 9 4.5 2 5
12/1/2018 Ala 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 5 59 11.8 1 23
1/1/2019 Tex 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 5 61 12.2 0 24