NFC North Diamonds in the Rough

Halfway there and we’re still digging deep into the mines for our rookie sleepers for your upcoming draft. The AFC is complete, and now we set our eyes on the NFC, starting with the NFC North. There are a lot of gems in the North, many names you might be familiar with from there times spent at major college programs. Enough with the intro though. There are a lot of things to cover and so little time to do so. Let’s jump into it, shall we? Riley Ridley, Chicago Bears, WR The Bears might’ve done some highway robbery with their selection of Riley Ridley. A top 50 prospect on some analyst boards Ridley fell to the Bears at pick 126. There’s a lot to like about Ridley and the situation he’s entering with Chicago. As with most late round receiver prospects, there are some hurdles he will need to overcome to get some playing time and build a consistent role in the offense. The core of the Bears WR group is young and on relatively cheap deals. This could be considered both good and bad for Ridley. Bad because there is a lot of depth in the receiving group. Good because except for Allen Robinson, no one else in that group has proven anything that would warrant a longer leash with the team. The cream rises to the top, and I forsee Ridley building a role in the offense in the near future. Ridley never had a standout season throughout his college career.
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