Alabama WR Calvin Ridley entering NFL Draft

Alabama DI Da'Ron Payne

Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley will enter the NFL Draft, he announced on Wednesday.

Harris was ranked as the No. 5 draft-eligible running back by Kiper.

With Ridley off to the NFL, Alabama will turn to a talented crop of freshman, including Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs and DeVonta Smith, who caught the game-winning touchdown against Georgia. Having been thoroughly prepared for that next step, I am truly ready, because in the beginning, I chose THE RIGHT SCHOOL.

Ridley's 224 career receptions also ranks second in program history behind Amari Cooper's 228, while his 2,781 career receiving yards ranks third behind DJ Hall (2,923) and Cooper (3,463).

A precise route runner whom many analysts consider the No. 1 receiver available in this draft class, Ridley caught 20 career touchdowns and was the Crimson Tide's leading receiver in two of his three seasons. He rushed for 113 TDs and more than 6,700 yards while at Madison Southern, and was named the Paul Hornung Award victor for the 2014 season.

Damien Harris is coming off of his second straight 1,000 yard campaign.

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