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Calvin Ridley - Created Most Separation - all NFL Receivers

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Pretty Awesome!    We got a winner, folks!  This is amazing for a first year receiver!   Shout out to Taylor Gabriel too - hated to see him leave - awesome player!

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An impressive stat for an impressive rookie.
By Adnan Ikic@SayWhichWay  Feb 15, 2019, 8:00am EST
 

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Calvin Ridley had no business falling to pick No. 26 in the NFL draft last year. He essentially fell into Atlanta’s lap because of draft talk fatigue and general managers talking themselves out of love with the best wide receiver in the class, and he’s proven it.

Ridley came into his first NFL season as the most polished rookie wide receiver in his class, and he was expected to make an impact right away. His crisp route running was on display all year, and it was even better than I thought it was. RotoUnderworld, which is powered by NexGen Stats, highlighted just how effective Ridley was at getting himself open for quarterback Matt Ryan:

 

Separation at Target Leaders:
1. Calvin Ridley: 1.84
2. Cole Beasley: 1.83
3. Taylor Gabriel: 1.77
4. Tyler Lockett: 1.77
5. Amari Cooper: 1.71
6. DeSean Jackson: 1.7
7. Marvin Jones: 1.68
8. Davante Adams: 1.67
9. Jarvis Landry: 1.66
10. Odell Beckham: 1.65

 

Ridley did most of his damage on the outside, lining up in the slot only 19.2% of the time. Having Julio Jones taking away a lot of attention to the opposite side of him definitely helped make Ridley’s life a lot easier this year; and he, in turn, made the lives of corners covering him one-on-one into a nightmare.

In addition to creating the most separation among all qualified WRs, Ridley was also sixth among all players in the NFL in QB rating when targeted. Matt Ryan had a staggering 129.0 QB rating when throwing the ball in Calvin Ridley’s direction this season — the highest mark on the team.

Ridley finished the season leading all rookies in receiving yards with 821 and receiving touchdowns with 10. His 64 total receptions were second among all rookies, behind only Offensive Rookie of the Year Saquon Barkley.

Ridley finished third among all Falcons in receiving yards, and he led the team in receiving touchdowns. The best is yet to come, as Ridley is expected to take up an even greater role in the team’s passing offense next season.

 

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Just now, AtlantaFanatic said:

Ridley is going to be Julio back when Julio had Roddy on the other side.

Julio is still the man!   If you were the DC on the other side - there is no way you ignore JJ for CR!   They are going to be quite the pair out there.    Boldin and Fitz!

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1 hour ago, GeorgiaBoyz said:

This is why I’d be on board with a Patriot like move . **** extending Julio. Flip him for a 1 or 2 & go all out trench warfare . 

LOL nope

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20 minutes ago, Malachore said:

LOL nope

Trust me I know . Most Falcon fans envy successful teams like the Pats but are against Pat like moves . “LOL nope” is not surprising . Falcon fans are more attached to players than they are the team . Lol . 

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The only BPA Dimi took in the first after Ryan. We needed a DT. Buddy was a BPA slider. Dimi jumped on him. One of my favorite Dimi moves. Should have been on the BPA express from day one. We'd be stacked and deep. Wish he could go BPA in every round this year. Unfortunately due to the major holes and cap table he created we will have to go full on need based reaching and leave some beasts on the board.

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Great find Tandy!

 

Give Matt Ryan a real pocket he can step up into and throw the football, an effective running game with Mularkey’s help to open up the play action, combined with Keotter who likes the deep ball, phenom rookie Ridley on one side, Julio on the other and we could see our offense get back to the 2016 days where we sliced through even the best defenses.

Add that to DQ taking back over the defense as we get our stars back healthy, and I’m jacked about next year.

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7 minutes ago, GeorgiaBoyz said:

Trust me I know . Most Falcon fans envy successful teams like the Pats but are against Pat like moves . “LOL nope” is not surprising . Falcon fans are more attached to players than they are the team . Lol . 

I'm not one of them but I do know a bad idea when I see one. 

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4 hours ago, GeorgiaBoyz said:

This is why I’d be on board with a Patriot like move . **** extending Julio. Flip him for a 1 or 2 & go all out trench warfare . 

F- that. You forget that Pat's went out and got argubly the best WR of all time in Randy Moss at the END of his career. Don't think for a second that Bill wouldn't jump all over Julio right now or in 3 years and make us regret it for ever. I'm keeping Julio and getting a ring with him. 

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5 hours ago, BoomGoesTheDynamite said:

Just need more time to get acquainted with Matt, and then there will be no double covering JJ if the opposing D coordinator is smart.

Opposing D coordinator might lose his job if he doesn't double Jones.  I mean the guy has had db's cut after trying to cover him.

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2 hours ago, gazoo said:

Great find Tandy!

 

Give Matt Ryan a real pocket he can step up into and throw the football, an effective running game to open up the play action, combined with Keotter who likes the deep ball, phenom rookie Ridley on one side, Julio on the other and we could see our offense get back to the 2016 days where we sliced through even the best defenses.

Add that to DQ taking back over the defense as we get our stars back healthy, and I’m jacked about next year.

This. I made a post back in the day and I think a video of Matt- back in 2012 and all his long balls and throws. Give Matt 3-6 seconds and he will destroy a defense. Give him a chance to look at the field and he will figure it out. Period. 

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