With the 26th Pick in the 2018 Draft. The Atlanta Falcons select, wide receiver Calvin Ridley from the University of Alabama.
My thoughts on Falcons taking receiver Calvin Ridley was pretty much like everyone else’s…
Pure excitement… Utter disbelief.
I would have lost money had I bet on Falcons taking Taven Bryan or Da’Ron Payne.
Falcons shocked me by passing on Taven Bryan and deciding to take the best available player.
What a great move.
Fans seem to agree for the most part. Check out the top 11 fan tweets.
We got an angry Calvin Ridley. I like it. Let’s mix it up in the second and grab some more picks.
— The Mad King (@RJH151) April 27, 2018
WTF Panthers! You passed on Hurst and Calvin Ridley? Somebody tell me this Moore kid is good, because the two I mentioned had the best hands and created the most matchup problems in the draft. 🤦♂️
— Gamecock James (@alewine11) April 27, 2018
calvin ridley and julio jones on the falcons together 😨😨😨
— matt (@mttmcgrth) April 27, 2018
Sitting here hella mad that Matt Ryan gets to throw to Julio Jones and Calvin ridley!!!
— PubGIsLife (@jcubprunty) April 27, 2018
The Calvin Ridley pick for Atlanta was greedy. It might also be genius. Look at this group: Julio/Sanu/Ridley/Freeman/Coleman/Hooper/Hardy/Hall.
I kind of want them to just punt defense, trade up for Gesicki and sign Jonathan Hankins after the Ryan extension to play NT.
— Cory Woodroof (@CoryWoodroof47) April 27, 2018
Y'all let Atlanta get Calvin Ridley.. .. 🤔 wow
— Mr. Currie (@AntioneCurrie) April 27, 2018
Anyone complaining is just a idiot because we got the best WR in the draft and didn't reach for a DT who wasn't worthy of a 1st round pick. There is a reason why Bryan only started a year and Hurst is a reach in round 1
— Marcel The Truth Hurts (@jrugerblack) April 27, 2018
Here’s 2 reasons why Calvin Ridley was picked by the Falcons: 1. He played for Alabama and he has Julio Jones who also played with Alabama. 2. Alabama is LSU’s rival so Calvin Ridley got drafted by the Falcons who are the Saints’ rivals. This is why I HATE the Falcons!!
— SuperSuperiorSenior18❤️Band Pisces ♓️ (@Tboneshorty18) April 27, 2018
Sark can’t mess this up right? Julio, Ridley, Sanu, Freeman, Coleman, Hooper, Ryan? If he can’t score 30+ ppg with this offense he needs his pink slip.
— Dawg/Falcon football junkie (@ApplebyIII) April 27, 2018
Calvin Ridley was my No. 9 player in this draft. No. 1 WR. Dude is a beast. The @AtlantaFalcons really made a top notch selection.
— Scott Carasik (@CarasikS) April 27, 2018
Completely disagree there. He is the best route runner in the draft. Smooth, good hands and good catching radius. Top WR in the draft.
— True blue (@blueinblood) April 27, 2018
Calvin Ridley to the @AtlantaFalcons could be scary. DQ and TD always talk about acquiring "urgent athletes" to upgrade the explosiveness on their roster. Ridley is a dynamic route runner with speed, wiggle and hands. Nice WR3 to work into the offense. #NFLDraft
— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) April 27, 2018
Calvin Ridley is the best route-running receiver in this draft class. He can also flat out fly. Falcons get that deep threat they need. #Falcons
— Kelsey Conway (@FalconsKelsey) April 27, 2018
Julio Jones. Mohamed Sanu. CALVIN RIDLEY. Two of the best running backs in the league in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. .. Our offense is 🔥🔥🔥🔥 and 💨💨💨💨💨! #NFLDraft
— Wendy Adams (@wendyradio) April 27, 2018
— PFF ATL Falcons (@PFF_Falcons) April 27, 2018
CALVIN RIDLEY AND JULIO JONES ON THE SAME TEAM? pic.twitter.com/25O4j3v9JT
— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 27, 2018
#Falcons updated Skill-Position Group
QB Matt Ryan
RB Devonta Freeman / Tevin Coleman
WR Julio Jones
WR Mohamed Sanu
WR Calvin Ridley
TE Austin Hooper
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) April 27, 2018
The Falcons get Calvin Ridley. There's no sugar coating this, our CBs are going to have to step up.
Love or hate the Falcons, Julio Jones and Ridley is no joke.
— AllSaintsConsidered.com (@AllSaintsBlog) April 27, 2018
One of the biggest takeaways from the Falcons selecting Calvin Ridley. There couldn't be more pressure on Steve Sarkisian. If the WR depth wasn't there for him last year, it's certainly there now.
— Allen Strk (@Allen_Strk) April 27, 2018
I'm not the biggest Calvin Ridley fan, but obviously he'll make Matt Ryan's offense even more explosive and fellow Tide product Julio Jones will make sure Ridley sees almost nothing but single coverage.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 27, 2018
Another Bama guy off the board!
Falcons select WR Calvin Ridley with the No. 26 pick pic.twitter.com/FnLsylSziu
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 27, 2018
— 🌹Pro Football Focus🌹 (@PFF) April 27, 2018