Calvin Ridley getting mixed reviews from Combine

by Mike Tagliere | Falcons Correspondent | Sat, Mar 3rd 2:19pm EST

Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley has gotten mixed reviews for his performance at the NFL Combine, though he impressed where it mattered most.

Fantasy Impact:

Some are docking Ridley's draft stock after he posted a 31-inch vertical and 9'2" broad jump, but how much stock are NFL teams going to put into that? He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds and showed off his entire route tree while doing the on-field drills. Any time hall of famer Michael Irvin and soon-to-be hall of famer Steve Smith talked about Ridley, they talked gleamed with excitement about what he is now, as well as what they believe he will become. If you recall, Smith was talking up Cooper Kupp as his favorite wide receiver in last year's class. Ridley is considered a pro-ready wide receiver who can contribute right away, and his route-running ability showed up in nearly every drill during the Combine. We're still expecting Ridley to be taken in the top-20 and could very well go inside the top-10, as the Bears have been the team linked to him throughout the offseason.

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