Imagine getting a phone call that changes your life for the better forever. Calvin Ridley got that call yesterday, when the Falcons let him know they were selecting him with the No. 26 overall pick.
Ridley was one of a few first-rounders who weren’t in Dallas. He took the call surrounded by his family and friends, and DraftKings was there to document he whole thing.
The Ridley pick surprised fans, but he seems calm as he fields the call. The video is brief, but we’d be willing to bet there was plenty of celebrating after Ridley got off the phone.
The addition of Ridley gives the Falcons an absolute embarrassment of riches on offense. Ridley joins a fellow Bama alumnus, Julio Jones, as well as Mohamed Sanu, Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman, and the 2016 MVP, Matt Ryan. In theory, this offense should be really hard to stop. Welcome to Atlanta, Ridley.