Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter spoke to William McFadden on AtlantaFalcons.com earlier this week and offered some thoughts on third-year wide receiver Calvin Ridley.
"I think he's always been able to beat his man just by pure speed and athleticism", said Koetter. "And I think as he gets a little more consistent in his route running and understanding what is landmarks are, his depths of his routes are, I think you're going to see a jump in his game," Koetter continued.
"Now, you say that, but we're also talking about a guy who, in his first two years in the league, has put up some pretty substantial numbers. But I think his talent is even higher than that."
Koetter notes that while Ridley has always been a productive player, a big jump could be in store for 2020. A second year in Koetter's system and ever-growing chemistry with Matt Ryan could make it a special season for the University of Alabama product.
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Ridley had 63 catches for 866 yards and seven touchdowns in his second season, and has 17 receiving touchdowns since entering the NFL in 2018.