2022 NFL DRAFT: DESMOND RIDDER
By Brandon Lane
Cincinnati (rSR), QB
A four-year starter for the Bearcats but it wasn’t until his Junior year that he really began to shine. He was named the 2020 ACC Offensive Player of the Year and a First-Team All-Conference Passer. In his senior year he led his team to the 2021 College Football Playoffs and was named the conference Offensive Player of the Year. Ridder passed for 3,334 yards, 30 touchdowns (64.9% completion rate) with only eight interceptions. Although he wasn’t schemed to run a lot he did rush for 355 yards and six TDs.
• Checks all the boxes (athleticism, size, speed, arm strength, experience)
• Excellent speed (4.52 40-yard dash)
• Issues with accuracy ball placement
• Slow decision making