Once again, the Eagles get lucky and have a top receiver fall into their laps. While Calvin Ridley could be a top 20 pick, he’s more likely to fall in the wake of a poor Combine. Ridley looks more like a complementary receiver at the NFL level as opposed to a true No. 1 guy.
Ridley did do well as the top receiving option at Alabama, and he totaled 63 catches for 967 yards and five touchdowns during his final collegiate season. It would be interesting to see how he would have done in the event that Tua Tagovailoa was his quarterback for most of the season. But, it’s clear that Ridley has some talent.
Though Ridley isn’t a great athlete, he is still a good route runner and should be a solid part of a good passing attack. With the Eagles, he could be given a chance to battle Mack Hollins for the starting spot across from Alshon Jeffery as the No. 2 receiver with Nelson Agholor working in the slot. That quartet would be a nice plethora of weapons for Carson Wentz, and adding Zach Ertz to the equation would only improve that.
If the Eagles got Ridley, they would probably be ecstatic. As it stands, they will be able to take the best player available here no matter what. They could consider an offensive tackle like Connor Williams here, though I’m not high on him, but it seems like Ridley is the best option.
That wraps up our latest mock draft, but we will have many more updates to come as draft season rolls along. Keep it here at Riggo’s Rag as the draft draws nearer.