2018 NFL Mock Draft: Los Angeles Rams select Donte Jackson first round

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Alabama . Calvin Ridley. 8. player. 57. . Wide Receiver

After trading up in the first round last year to land Mitch Trubisky, now it’s up to the Chicago Bears to build a better offense around their beloved quarterback who showed plenty of potential as a rookie in 2017. Even though his numbers weren’t always that great, everybody was aware that Trubisky was at a disadvantage during his first season with the Bears since he didn’t really have the best of options to work with in the passing game, although at least Jordan Howard made his job a little easier.

Parting ways with John Fox and replacing the former head coach with Matt Nagy seems like a move that was long overdue, but better late than never for an offense in need of some much needed changes. Nagy understands the best way to help Trubisky reach his true potential at quarterback is to spend the next few months evaluating available players at wide receiver that would be a great fit in Chicago, which is where Calvin Ridley comes into play.

His overall numbers may not be as impressive as some of the other receivers from this year’s draft class, but Ridley’s speed along with the ability to make big plays is one of many reasons why he’s received such heavy praise over the last three years. Plus, let’s not forget that Ridley’s impact on offense has been overshadowed mostly by the Crimson Tide’s play on the defensive side of the football, which has always been their major strength.