The Bears didn’t need a wide receiver with their fourth-round pick, but Ryan Pace stuck to his best player available strategy and took Riley Ridley from Georgia.
It caught some fans by surprise, but the overwhelming sentiment on Twitter was that the Bears got a steal.
Back-to-back years the #Bears getting great value on day three of the draft with Georgia receivers.— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) April 27, 2019
WR Riley Ridley isn't as dynamic as Calvin, but you see the same attention to detail as route-runners and that plays in the NFL.
With receiver was not a real need for Bears but got a player they couldn’t say no to in Riley Ridley— Greg Gabriel (@greggabe) April 27, 2019
Chicago Bears just got Georgia WR Riley Ridley. Why did he last this long? Big in every bulldog game I watched. Tough. Dependable. Feels like a total steal. Best late pick so far IMO.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) April 27, 2019
Bears WR corps is an embarrassment of riches right now:— EJ Snyder (@thedraftsmanFB) April 27, 2019
A. Robinson (25)
A. Miller (24)
Taylor Gabriel (28)
Riley Ridley (22?)
Javon Wims (24)
Not to mention the specialist/dev. pool:
J. Williams-Lambert (6'3",227)
Cyril Grayson/M. Hall (FAST)
+Gentry and UDFA's? pic.twitter.com/oNlF9DXrXr
Imagine trying to cover Tarik Cohen, Taylor Gabriel and now Riley Ridley...😰— bryan (@Bryanthatdude) April 27, 2019
Here’s what I luv, LUV about Bears taking Riley Ridley. What Jim Finks & Bill Tobin taught me is always take the best football player, FOOTBALL PLAYER not athlete available! No real need at wideout, Pace took best player on his board. That’s how you build a winning team.— Hub Arkush (@Hub_Arkush) April 27, 2019
So after further research, I have come to the conclusion that Riley Ridley is an absolute stud. Ryan Pace did it again— dont be a jabroni eat your ravioli (@GARDNERWINSHEW) April 27, 2019
Excited Riley Ridley is in the NFC. Already looking forward to the first Bears-Falcons Ridley-Ridley matchup.— Alan (@AlanCole01) April 27, 2019
Riley Ridley in the 4th round? Welcome to Chicago 💪🏼— Joey McFeely (@jmcfeely16) April 27, 2019
Georgia boy lets go!!!! 🐶 https://t.co/DqEGu3N4aT— L8F4➰➰ (@Leonard90Flo) April 27, 2019