Rated WR Calvin Ridley declares for National Football League draft

Rated WR Calvin Ridley declares for National Football League draft

This was rather expected as Ridley had very little left to prove at the collegiate level and is already on the older end of the spectrum for a receiving prospect at age 23.

Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley runs in to score a touchdown against Mercer during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

"Having been thoroughly prepared for that next step, I am truly ready, because in the beginning, I chose THE RIGHT SCHOOL", Ridley wrote.


"In announcing my entrance to the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft, I know that those who come after me will take this program to even greater heights", Ridley said in a statement. The development comes two days after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Ridley finished with 2,781 yards on 224 catches, which is second all-time for Alabama behind Cooper once again. This was the third national championship Ridley had played in during his career with the Crimson Tide.

Harris, the Tide's top running back who has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, will be returning for his senior season at Alabama, sources confirmed to ESPN's Chris Low.

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