Dirty Birds Draft ‘Bama WR Calvin Ridley 1st Round

Commissioner Roger Goodell poses with a fan after Alabama’s Calvin Ridley was selected by the Atlanta Falcons during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The last time the Atlanta Falcons picked an Alabama receiver in the first round of the NFL draft, it worked out pretty well.

So, when Calvin Ridley was still on the board Thursday night at No. 26, they knew what to do.

Roll Tide!

The Falcons landed another Nick Saban receiver for their offensive arsenal, adding Ridley to a unit led by Julio Jones.

Jones, of course, played at Alabama.

Now, he’s one of the NFL’s best pass catchers.

Ridley can’t wait to team up with him. READ MORE>

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