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Desmond Ridder Scouting Report

Desmond Ridder

College: Cincinnati

Year: Redshirt Senior

DOB: 31/08/1999

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 213 lbs

247 Rating: ***

Combine:

Arm Length: 32.75" (74th percentile)

Hand Size: 10" (80th)

Wingspan: 80" (89th)

40-yard dash: 4.52 (96th)

Broad jump: 10ft 7" (98th)

Vertical jump: 36" (92nd)

3 cone: 7.15

Short shuttle: 4.29

Relative Athletic Score (RAS): 9.52 (96th percentile)

Scouting Report:

Strengths:
  • He is a very good decision-maker.
  • He has NFL level arm strength.
  • He's able to manipulate a pocket well.
  • He was tasked with running an NFL style offense at Cincinnati and did well.
  • He is a great leader and was respected by his teammates in college.
  • He is a very good athlete with a 40-yard dash like some of the best mobile QBs in the league.
  • He is able to throw with anticipation easily and able to fit his passes into tight spaces
Weaknesses:
  • ACCURACY
  • He sometimes misses some easy throws (especially early on in a ballgame)
  • He can tend to underthrow receivers which limits their YAC ability
  • He can throw balls with too much "touch" that could be easily intercepted in the league

Grades:

  • Athletic Ability: A
  • Mental Processing: A-
  • Competitive Toughness: A
  • Pocket Presence: A-
  • Decision Making: A
  • Arm Strength: A-
  • Deep Accuracy: B
  • Short/Medium Accuracy: B
Score: 86.15
Grade/Draft Projection: Late 1st/Early 2nd Round Pick

Pro Comp: A less-polished Dak Prescott

Bottom Line: Desmond Ridder has all the intangibles and has the athletic ability to be a high-end NFL starter. But will he get over the accuracy issues which plagued his college career?