Calvin Ridley declares for NFL Draft
Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley is turning pro after his team’s championship triumph.
Ridley announced on Twitter Wednesday that he is entering the NFL Draft, thanking Alabama for making him the player that he is.
— CALVIN RIDLEY (@CalvinRidley1) January 10, 2018
Ridley’s decision isn’t surprising. He’ll likely go in the upper reaches of the first round, potentially as the first wide receiver off the board.
Alabama will be able to replace Ridley, such is Saban’s recruiting prowess. Still, this is a quality receiver jumping to the NFL, and with defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne likely to follow, they won’t even be able to take advantage of his receiving prowess to replace Ridley.