Don’t look now but we are only two weeks away from the 2017 college football season. We are in the final stretch, but as we get closer to August 26th, the days are starting to drag by. We might as well do something to pass the time so let’s continue our look at our consensus Top 25 Devy prospects with our 14th ranked player:
Name: Calvin Ridley
Weight: 190 lbs
2018 Class: 11
Since arriving at Alabama, Calvin Ridley has been the team’s big play weapon. As a freshman, he set a school record with 1,045 receiving yards. The 2016 season brought a decrease in stats, but by no fault of Ridley’s. He made the most of his opportunities. His statistical decline was a result of quarterback play and the team using two offensive coordinators. 2017 should bring consistency at the quarterback position as well as a new, more mature offensive coordinator.
Ridley has recently drawn comparisons to NFL receivers Reggie Wayne, Amari Cooper and Stefon Diggs. That’s quite the wide range of comps. He may just end up being Calvin Ridley and there’s nothing wrong with that.