CFP Title Game: 11 potential New York Giants draft prospects
By Henry Buggy
#11 – Alabama WR Calvin Ridley
The chances Big Blue selects Ridley are slim to none, and that is not due to Ridley’s talent.
The G-Men have already stacked their receiving corps in recent years, and unless New York trades Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason, selecting Ridley seems highly unlikely.
The Crimson Tide’s 6-foot-1, 190-pound receiver is expected to be a first-round selection should he declare for early entry. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper lists him as the No. 10 overall prospect and the top receiver in his prospect rankings.
While the Giants are unlikely to draft a receiver in the first three rounds of the 2018 draft, Collins suggested New York add a playmaker to the receiving corps when asked about the No. 2 overall pick, via the New York Daily News.
"“I don’t say it’s a quarterback, no. I don’t say it’s a quarterback. I’d say we see what we do this offseason. I would say, um, probably get some help at wide receiver. Get Odell (Beckham), Brandon Marshall and Sterling (Shepard) and Eli some more options.”"
Through three seasons, Ridley has caught 220 passes for 2,749 yards and has scored 19 touchdowns. He has yet to play with an NFL-caliber quarterback but that hasn’t stopped him from making big plays.