Alabama WR Calvin Ridley entering 2018 NFL Draft

  • Alabama WR Calvin Ridley entering 2018 NFL Draft

Alabama WR Calvin Ridley entering 2018 NFL Draft

Ridley made his announcement less than 48 hours after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the national championship game.

The Alabama junior receiver who supplanted his name all over program record books has chosen to forgo his final season of college eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft, Ridley announced on his personal Twitter account. Having been thoroughly prepared for that next step, I am truly ready, because in the beginning, I chose THE RIGHT SCHOOL. Coach Saban, thank you for building winning football teams by turning good players into great ones, and talented boys into successful men with a objective.

Plus, Harris ran for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2017 after gaining 1,040 yards and two scores in 2016. All told, he caught 224 passes for 2,781 yards and 19 touchdowns. Yes, Alabama's cupboard is stacked full of talent at the receiver position, and with the emergence of freshman QB Tua Tagovailoa, the ball will likely be spread out more in the passing game, assuming he's the guy moving forward at the position.

Ridley, who many believe is the top wide receiver prospect in this year's draft class, announced his decision with a statement on social media.

Scarbrough averaged 5.7 yards per carry over his three years at Alabama.