It’s been kind of easy to plug and play Calvin Ridley to the Bears as a top-10 pick in 2018 NFL Mock Drafts. He might be the best wideout in the draft class, the Bears want to build around Mitchell Trubisky and, uh, he comes from Alabama, following in the footsteps of Julio Jones and Amari Cooper. Those are reasons, if not good ones.
But maybe we should be rethinking our evaluation on Ridley. CBS Sports NFL Draft Writer Chris Trapasso certainly is, and when he joined the Pick Six Podcast (subscribe via links above) to break down his winners and losers from the 2018 NFL Combine, Trapasso made a really good case why teams should be worried about Ridley, pointing out that he’s not a burner given his “slender frame” (6’1″, 189 pounds) and that the metrics don’t back up an impact wide receiver.
“[Ridley] ran a 4.43 [40-yard dash], which is good, but at that weight I was kind of expecting him to be a little faster,” Trapasso explained. “He had a broad jump in the second percentile among wide receivers since 1999 at the combine. Second! And his vertical was in the seventh percentile, so, for someone who is apparently this super-quick, super-agile, make-you-miss type of
Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/pick-6-podcast-calvin-ridleys-combine-red-flags-how-to-handle-leveon-bells-contract/
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