This is going to be fun. It’s time to gush about some prospects that will consistently be steals in rookie drafts. Some of them are household names, while others you might know little about – those are the ones you want to pay special attention to. Overhyped names come and go, but talent lasts. Before your drafts begin, let’s talk about some prospects who are destined to be underdrafted, so you can make sure you take advantage.
Calvin Ridley, WR ATL
DLF Rookie ADP: 10
The number two receiver across from Julio Jones in an offense led by Matt Ryan? Yes. Please. Calvin Ridley is set up for nothing but success. Staying close to home, I’m expecting big things out of him. The downside with Ridley is very well spoken. He’s old, especially for a receiver. He’ll turn 24 in December. In comparison, JuJu Smith-Schuster, the exuberant second year Steeler, will turn 22 this November.
Calvin Ridley is far from the most undervalued prospect in this class. Ranked tenth, he’s getting some much-deserved respect. But if you’re sitting at the 1.08 (PPR) with Royce Freeman, Kerryon Johnson, and Ridley available, you’re not crazy at all to grab the Bama product.