Alabama junior WR Calvin Ridley to enter National Football League draft

11 January, 2018, 00:29 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • Crimson Tide's Ridley declares for NFL Draft

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley, defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne and running back Bo Scarbrough - all juniors - will not return for their final seasons at the school, Alabama.com reported, citing sources.

The Alabama junior receiver will forgo his final season of college eligibility and enter the 2018 National Football League draft, Ridley announced on Twitter.

Ridley announced his decision in a Twitter post Wednesday, two days after the Crimson Tide won the second national championship of his three-year career. "The future of this program is indeed in great hands".


Ridley, 23, caught 224 passes for 2,781 yards and 19 touchdowns in his career at Alabama. He had more than 100 yards receiving in one other game this year, posting 103 in a victory against Mercer on November 18.

This is certainly not surprising news, as Ridley will likely be a first-round pick.

The Coconut Creek, Fl. native arrived at Alabama in 2015 and actually had his most productive collegiate year during his freshman campaign, hauling in 89 receptions for 1,045 yards and seven scores. Specifically in 2017's National Championship season, Ridley caught 63 passes for 967 yards and five TDs. He also went over 1,000 yards (1,040) yards) as a sophomore.

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