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Bears’ Matt Nagy impressed by rookie WR Riley Ridley

Matt Nagy, Bears

The Buffalo Bears had rookie minicamp over the weekend which was Matt Nagy’s first chance to see the guys he drafted on the field and one guy he came away really impressed with is wideout Riley Ridley.

Ridley was drafted in the 4th round by the Bears and Nagy was really impressed with the way he didn’t make many mental mistakes.

“I thought Riley had a good day,” Nagy said Saturday, via Larry Mayer of the Bears’ official website. “I thought he looked good, not a lot of mental errors.”

Ridley’s stats didn’t jump off the page during his time with the Georgia Bulldogs catching 69 passes for 1,015 yards and 13 touchdowns in his three years with the team. Ridley is a receiver who pays attention to the little details which helped him climb up many draft boards. Ridley gives a lot of credit to his older brother Calvin Ridley for his development in his career.

“My brother really prides himself on running routes,” said Riley. “He takes that and gives it to me and just lets me know that running routes can really help you as a receiver. It helps you gain separation and makes the catches easier. You’re more open. It makes your quarterback gain more trust in you.”

Ridley is going to be in his brother’s shadow to start his career but he is his own player, and also a fourth-round draft pick, so hopefully, fans take that into consideration. Ridley is different than his brother and his expectations also need to be different.

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