Alabama junior WR Calvin Ridley will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. Considering how early it is in the draft process, any of the top three receiving prospects could be the first wideout taken based on team preference, but Ridley likely has the strongest case to be the first receiver off the board come April. "Having been thoroughly prepared for that next step, I am truly ready, because in the beginning, I chose THE RIGHT SCHOOL". He recorded a catch in all 44 games of his career.
After the Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs on Monday night to win the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, the star wide receiver announced he will be declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft.
Ridley's 224 career receptions also ranks second in program history behind Amari Cooper's 228, while his 2,781 career receiving yards ranks third behind DJ Hall (2,923) and Cooper (3,463). That, once again, is second all-time for Alabama behind Cooper, who had 31.
And while his time at Alabama is over, Ridley still has high hopes for his alma mater that has won five national championships during the last nine years. "The future of this program is indeed in great hands".