- BProjectionRound 3
- Hand10 ¼
- Arm32 ⅝
Strong Points: Very good athlete with great body control. Speed and change of direction. Good hands -- consistently catches the ball away from his body. Solid route runner -- breaks down and gets out of cuts very quickly. Explosive, getting to full speed very quickly. Good runner after the catch.
Weak Points: Only a one-year starter. Inconsistent finisher. Very inconsistent as a blocker -- picks and chooses when he wants to blocks. Raw -- is he ready for the NFL? No return experience.
The Way We See It: Riley is a little taller than his younger brother, Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (26th overall pick in 2018 draft), but both have similar athleticism and on-tape mannerisms. The difference is that Riley isn't nearly as productive or competitive as his older brother. Calvin was an all-out competitor on every play; Riley picks and chooses when to go hard. He has very good hands and is capable of making the big play, but Riley still must work on his route running and blocking. There is no question that he can become an eventual starter in the league, but he will need to go through a period of development. Riley might not be ready to start until Year 2 or Year 3. He has upside, but will he do what's required to maximize his potential?