Ridley spent three years at Alabama, with his tenure culminating in his second national championship on Monday night.
Payne had an interception against Clemson and registered six tackles in the come-from-behind win over Georgia that secured the school's fifth national title in nine seasons.
Payne, an All-SEC selection who was the defensive MVP of both the national championship and semifinal games, will also bypass his senior year to enter the draft, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Letterman Nabs Obama as First Guest for New Netflix Show
The six-episode, 60-minute talk show series is set to debut January 12, with a new episode released each subsequent month. Two years later in August 2017, it was revealed that he would be launching a new show with the streaming network.
According to Huntsville Alabama TV station WHNT News19, Scarborough signed with a sports marketing company.
With Ridley off to the NFL, Alabama will turn to a talented crop of freshman, including Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs and DeVonta Smith, who caught the game-winning touchdown against Georgia.
Who Will Buy GoPro? Company Said To Explore Sale
Camera-maker GoPro said it is getting out of the drone business following "hostile" regulations in the United States and Europe. Instead, GoPro said narrow margins and a hostile regulatory market in Europe and the USA make the drone market "untenable".
Indian state leaves 13 million citizens off register
National Register of Citizens (NRC) state coordinator Prateek Hajela releases the first draft of NRC in Guwahati , on Monday. Assam has been driven into a conflict between the permanent residence and those who have migrated from Bangladesh.
Alligators poke noses out from under ice to survive cold
When the water or air temperatures are too low for them to be active, experts say these reptiles go into a "state of brumation". The creatures lower their body temperature and metabolism so they can survive. "They didn't care.
Bannon Issues Apology for Attack on Trump's Son
Wolff told NBC News' " Meet the Press " that he did not violate off-the-record agreements with the Trump aides. Tapper said that Miller was dodging his questions and performing for "an audience of one" - Trump.