The Chicago Bears have selected wide receiver Riley Ridley in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft with the 127th overall pick. Ridley is the second player drafted by the Bears in the draft, following Friday night’s pick of running back David Montgomery.
The receiver is the younger brother of Atlanta Falcons receiver and former first-round pick Calvin Ridley.
Ridley is added to a receivers core that includes Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Taylor Gabriel, Javon Wims and Cordarrelle Patterson. He’s another weapon in the offense for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Per Lance Zierlein’s scouting report:
Physical possession receiver who wins with attention to detail in his routes, plus body control and sure hands. Ridley isn’t the fastest receiver on the block, but there is enough under the engine to race cornerbacks down the field if he’s challenged on an island. His separation windows may always be a little tighter, but his timing and ability to turn contested catches in his favor should make him a better pro than college player with an upside of WR2.
Check out highlights of Ridley below:
The Bears hold three more picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, selecting 205th in the sixth round, 222nd and 238th overall in the seventh round.
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