BIO: Two-year starter named All-Conference and All-America last season after posting 105/1,399/8. Sophomore totals included 89/1,075/10. Set an MAC single season record for receptions last year and holds almost every Ball State receiving record.
POSITIVES: Sure-handed, underneath receiver who consistently makes the reception. Fluid releasing off the line, runs decent routes and gets separation from opponents. Extends his hands offering the quarterback a nice target and displays good eye/hand coordination. Pulls the ball out of a crowd or adjusts to scoop up the low throw. Makes the acrobatic reception with regularity. Works to pick up yardage running after the reception.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the deep speed or ability to stretch defenses. Not a big, strong, sturdy receiver and may have difficulty handling the jam at the next level.
ANALYSIS: A pass-catching force in college the past two seasons, Ridgeway has been the go-to guy who opponents have been unable to stop. Had a terrific Combine and looked like the best receiver in the RCA Dome. Marginal size/speed numbers make him best suited as a fourth receiver in the NFL.