Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Calvin Ridley will forgo his senior year, enter 2018 NFL Draft

Crimson Tide's Ridley declares for NFL Draft Calvin Ridley and Da'Ron Payne entering NFL Draft
Cassandra Gardner | 11 January, 2018, 00:28

One day after a video surfaced that put Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough, a former IMG Academy star, in the national spotlight for yelling a disparaging remark about President Donald Trump, the junior has reportedly declared for the NFL Draft.

During his final season with the team, Payne registered 53 tackles, a sack, an interception, a fumble recovery and three passes defended, marking his most productive year at Alabama. He finished third on Alabama's all-time career receiving list, only trailing Amari Cooper and D.J. Hall. He could even be a top 10 caliber pick, possessing speed, great hands and excellent route-running ability.

Ridley, 23, caught 224 passes for 2,781 yards and 19 touchdowns in his career at Alabama.

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Ridley made his announcement on his Twitter account on Wednesday, two days after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. He caught the game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter. That, once again, is second all-time for Alabama behind Cooper, who had 31.

Ridley, who had 63 receptions for 967 yards and five touchdowns this season, later confirmed his future plans via social media.

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