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Bears: How Will Riley Ridley Make an Impact Year One?

The Bears got a steal in Georgia’s Riley Ridley with the 127th pick in the draft. He should turn into Mitchell Trubisky‘s wide receiver two or three once they can’t afford to pay Taylor Gabriel and/or Allen Robinson, but what will his role be in his rookie year?

The answer might not be as flashy or exciting as some are hoping for, but given the route concepts that Head Coach Matt Nagy likes to run, Ridley’s tape indicates that he should serve a valuable purpose in 2019. The Loop Sports editor/lead Bears writer Jack Soble examines said route concepts, tape, and Ridley’s prospective niche this season in Episode Three of his video film breakdown series, X’s and Soble.


3 comments on “Bears: How Will Riley Ridley Make an Impact Year One?

  1. anthony

    due to his precision route running – – he’ll definitely put pressure on the current big “3” receivers to stay sharp and also improve on their own game.


    What about javon wims. Nears are definitely 5 deep at receiver + Patterson. Think wims will be that #4

    • Jack Soble

      I think Ridley is more polished as a route runner and a blocker than Wims. Would not be shocked if Wims doesn’t make the roster.

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