Future Watch: Riley Ridley Rookie Football Cards, Bears – Riley Ridley was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. This wide receiver has promise.
At 6-2, 200 pounds quarterbacks like him as a target. As a freshman playing for Georgia University in 2016, he played in 11 games and had 12 catches for 238 yards and two touchdowns. He had five of those in one game against Vanderbilt.
In 2017, he made seven starts and caught 14 balls for 218 yards in 14 games. He did have two touchdowns and another signature game. He caught six passes against Alabama in the CFP Championship Game.
In 2018, he started 12 of 14 games. He had 44 grabs for 570 yards and nine touchdowns. Against Missouri, he had five catches for 87 yards. He had a 33-yard touchdown catch in that game. He decided to forego his senior year to enter the NFL Draft. His brother, Calvin was already in the league as a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.
At the NFL Combine, he ran a 4.58, 40-yard dash. His broad jump was 124 inches and his he did 13 bench presses.
Sometimes players can get lost in the draft. Some had him ranked in the top 50 and he ended up going 126.
Watch TO and Ocho Cinco working with the rookie:
Here’s a bonus video of Ridley in camp going up and grabbing a pass in the endzone:
— Chi Fans In The Stands (@ChiFansInStands) August 10, 2019
The Bears are waiting for Ridley to break out in the preseason. He has some time left to do that. He’s probably not going to be a starter this year, but all the talent is there, the bloodline, and now he just has to put it all together. Collect him before he does that and you’ll be happy.
Follow him on Twitter @RidleyCa.
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Check out more NFL Wide Receiver Future Watch Profiles featuring 2019 NFL Draft Picks below:
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- Marquise Brown, Ravens
- Parris Campbell, Colts
- Mecole Hardman, Chiefs
- N’Keal Harry, Patriots
- Jalen Hurd, 49ers
- Andy Isabella, Cardinals
- Terry McLaurin, Redskins
- DK Metcalf, Seahawks
- Deebo Samuel, 49ers
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