Georgia WR Riley Ridley’s Stock On The Rise At NFL Combine

first_imgFans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)While Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf has been marketing himself as a top prospect in the draft, he’s not the only receiver whose stock is rising. Georgia star Riley Ridley has quickly emerged as an increasingly attractive prospect by scouts.According to DawgNation, several scouts have spoken glowingly about Ridley over the course of the NFL scouting combine. Some analysts are even projecting that Ridley will be a first-round pick.NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks currently projects Ridley will go No. 27 overall to the Oakland Raiders. He cited Ridley’s route-running ability as an asset that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden particularly loves.“(Coach Jon) Gruden loves skilled route runners at receiver,” Brooks explained. “Ridley is a crafty technician with a knack for getting open and making tough catches in traffic.”Another NFL.com analyst, Daniel Jeremiah, believes that Ridley is a top-30 prospect, rating him as No. 29 on his board. Jeremiah had Ridley as his second-highest rated Bulldog on the board, after cornerback Deandre Baker.“Ridley has good size (6-2, 200 pounds) and he’s a very polished route runner. He lacks an explosive burst in his release, but understands how to set up defenders and is very efficient at the top of his route. Despite lacking top-end juice, he creates separation with his clean footwork in/out of the break point. He has very strong hands and attacks the ball at the highest point…”Ridley had a breakout season with the Bulldogs in 2018, catching 43 passes for 559 yards and nine touchdowns en route to an SEC East division title and a Sugar Bowl appearance.He opted to forego his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft as an underclassman.Ridley was one of four Georgia skill position players to forego their senior year. His teammates Elijah Holyfield, Mecole Hardman, and Isaac Nauta are also hoping to hear their names called this year.[DawgNation]last_img read more

Indian officials seize more gold biscuits from Sri Lanka

The seizure comes two days after the sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence seized gold biscuits weighing 28 kg in three separate operations in Coimbatore, Ramanathapuram and Sayalkudi on Saturday. The CPU on May 4 had seized 4 kg of gold after chasing fishermen on the high seas. (Colombo Gazette) After questioning the detained fishermen, the officials detained two more persons, who came from Kerala, on suspicion that they could have come to receive the smuggled gold. The officials also detained their car bearing a Kerala registration number, the sources said.The two fishermen, who had links with smugglers, ventured into the sea on Sunday night and were waiting on the high seas, when a smuggler from Sri Lanka met them on the high seas and handed them over the gold. The fishermen were told that they should hand over the gold to a contact after reaching the shore. They smuggled three pieces of gold biscuits with foreign markings, the sources said, adding while two pieces weighed 1 kg each, one broken piece weighed 400 gm. Identifying the two fishermen as N. Vairalingam (38) and K. Muthukumar (37) of Natarajapuram in Rameswaram, Customs sources said they were bringing the smuggled gold, concealed in a fishing net, when the officials nabbed them. Customs Preventive Unit (CPU) sleuths in India have seized 2.4 kg of gold biscuits, smuggled from Sri Lanka, through the sea route after intercepting two fishermen on the coast between Mukuntharayar Chathiram and Dhanushkodi.Acting on specific intelligence, a six-member team, led by Superintendents Muniasamy and M. Pugazhendi, visited the seashore around 1. 30 a.m. yesterday and made the seizure after intercepting the fishermen, who returned to the shore in a country boat after receiving the gold biscuits from a contact on the high seas. read more