By (Matthew Speakman)

Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley will enter the NFL Draft, he announced on Wednesday. In his three-year career, he caught a pass in all 44 games he appeared in. He finished third on Alabama’s all-time career receiving list, only trailing Amari Cooper and D.J. Hall.

“In announcing my entrance to the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft, I know that those who come after me will take this program to even greater heights,” Ridley said in a statement. “The future of this program is indeed in great hands.”

Ridley finished with 2,781 yards on 224 catches, which is second all-time for Alabama behind Cooper once again. Ridley was big in Alabama’s 26-23 win over Georgia. He caught the game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Ridley also had 19 career touchdowns. That, once again, is second all-time for Alabama behind Cooper, who had 31.

You can read Ridley’s full statement below:

Thank you to the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA for taking great care of me #ROLLTIDE

— CALVIN RIDLEY (@CalvinRidley1) January 10, 2018

This season, Ridley had 63 catches for 967 yards and five touchdowns. Many draft experts, including ESPN’s Mel Kiper, project Ridley as a first-round selection. He was a five-star recruit out of high school, and became one of Alabama’s most prolific receivers.

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Source:: The Crimson White Sports