Riley Ridley: 3 things to know about the new Bears WR draft pick

Ridley comes up big when it matters most

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1) Family connection: Ridley’s brother is former Alabama and current Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley. Calvin was a first-round pick in 2018 and had 64 catches in his rookie season. Riley at 6-foot-1 is taller than Calvin, but both have similar athleticism.

2) Famous comparisons: Former Georgia and Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson is a big fan of Ridley, tweeting in Sept. 2018 that Ridley is “gonna be the next AJ green.” Ridley is also the recipient of the AJ Green Family Football Scholarship at Georgia.

3) Coming up in big moments: Ridley had only 14 catches in 14 games as a sophomore. However, six of them came in the national title game against Alabama. The next year, he had five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown against Alabama in the SEC title game.

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