WATCH: Calvin Ridley shows off incredible leaping ability in the end zone
Usually every week during pregame for the Atlanta Falcons, we get a video of Julio Jones making spectacular catches in the end zone. This week, we get to see Calvin Ridley try to do his best impersonation of Jones before the Falcons take on the Miami Dolphins.
While the Falcons get ready to kick off their preseason game against the Dolphins, the Falcons official Twitter account posted a video of Ridley showing off his leaping ability in the end zone. The second-year wideout could’ve dunked the football if there was a basketball hoop on the field.
Air Ridley 😱 pic.twitter.com/NeSLbzrsX7
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 8, 2019
Last season, Ridley impressed in his rookie campaign with 64 receptions for 821 yards and 10 touchdowns. The Falcons’ 26th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft led all rookies in receiving yards and touchdowns.
However, only Saquon Barkley had more receptions as a rookie with 91 of them in 2018. Ridley was second in receptions, which goes to show just how impressive Barkley was for the New York Giants.
For Ridley, there is a ton of hype surrounding the Alabama product as he enters his second season with Atlanta. Most people believe that the Falcons boast one of the most talented receiving trios in the NFL. It’s hard to argue that with Atlanta having Jones, Ridley, and Mohamed Sanu catching passes from Matt Ryan.
This season, Ridley will have Dirk Koetter as his new offensive coordinator. Koetter is known to have an offense that takes plenty of shots downfield in the passing game. That should excite Falcons fans as Ridley showed off his quickness in 2018, with his third career touchdown being a 75-yard strike.