Desmond Ridder

QB

Cincinnati

Desmond Ridder

HT:

6040

WT:

215

YR:

SR

NO:

OVR RK

OVR RK

57

POS RK

3

FINAL GRADE

Role Player

CEILING

6

PLAYSTYLE AND SCHEME FIT

PASS GAME ANALYSIS

RUN GAME ANALYSIS

FINAL REPORT

Desmond Ridder is a player that certainly possesses some key characteristics that you are looking for in an NFL-level QB. He has improved in multiple areas as a passer while at Cincinnati, and he is a proven winner. His leadership is also a valuable trait that can help him move forward into the NFL. He possesses good NFL size at 6-4, 215 lbs. I liken him to a poor man, Trevor Lawrence, in terms of size and athleticism. He has arm talent; he just needs to clean up his accuracy and decision-making.


Overall, I think if he lands in a spot where he can sit for a season or two behind an established NFL starter, he can develop into an NFL-level starter. Ridder's best fit will be in a run-first offense that uses a lot of play-action and roll-out style plays that can get him out on the edge of the defense.

Primary scout:

Brandon Lundberg

KEY STRENGTHS

KEY WEAKNESSES

PLAYER COMPARISONS

Grade Scale

 

(Instant Impact Potential)

(9.0-7.0) High-End Starter

 

(High Upside Potential)

(6.9-6.7) Solid Starter Level

 

(Developmental Potential)

(6.6-6.5) Low-Level Starter

(6.4) Starter Level Potential

(6.3) Limited Opportunity/Displays Starter Level Traits When Given the Opportunity

 

(Role Player Potential)

(6.2) Situational Starter/System Dependent/Role Player

(6.1-6.0) High-Level Backup/Developmental Starter Traits

(5.9) Career Backup Level

(5.8) Potential Backup Level/Needs Development To Become a #2

(5.7) Depth Player/#3 Level Depth Player

 

(Practice Squad Potential)

(5.6-5.5) Depth Player/#4 Level Depth Player/Practice Squad

(5.0-5.4) Priority Free Agent