Oakland Raiders 7-round 2019 NFL mock draft 5.0
By Sanjit T.
Brother of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley, Riley Ridley is a very similar player. Like his brother, Riley’s route running is excellent. It could be one of the best in this class. One of the problems with the combine is there is no measure of a players route running.
So although players 40 times and bench press could raise their stock, there is no way to measure his route running and separation unless you watch the tape.
Ridley ranked fourth in percentage of targets resulting in a first down or touchdown (55.0%) among the 266 FBS wide receivers with 50-plus targets on the year. Riley caught 72% of his targets in 2018, which puts him above D.K. Metcalf’s 62%.
If the Raiders do draft a wide receiver in this years draft, Seth Roberts could be a preseason cut casualty.