Desmond Ridder

Cincinnati Bearcats

QB #9

Individual & Consensus Rankings

Joey

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Scottie

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Joey

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Scottie

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Draft Profile & Scouting Report

  • A little above average rushing ability but just does not appear to be a PLUS runner on tape despite his excellent 40ty time at 4.52

  • Did take his team to the playoffs in 2021 and a multi-year started at QB for Cincinnati

  • An ABSOLUTE combine warrior with ELITE performance: 40ty- 4.52 (97th PCTL); VJ- 36” (96th PCTL); BJ- 127” (100th PCTL)

  • Despite a consistent throwing motion, has a SLOW wind-up release (lots of tipped passes at the line) & lacks adequate foot work to make off-platform throws or throw on-the-run

  • Lacks quick feet (3-cone: 7.15s) and doesn’t maneuver well in the pocket

  • STRUGGLES to make quick reads & will just eat it as pressure collapses resulting in 26 sacks (2021)

  • Completion percentage of 64.9% (likely inflated by offense full of quick screens and check-downs); arm accuracy is barely above average and very inconsistent at times

  • Average arm velocity and seems that the ball takes forever to get there with limited zip; STRUGGLES to make tight-window throws & comes up short on deep balls very often

  • Lots of safe throws and only slightly above average decision maker; does not seem to take chances and still threw 8 INTs in 2021

Scoring:

Film Score

Non-Film Score

Overall Score

Joey

67
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Scottie

58
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Consensus

62
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Film Score

Non-Film Score

Overall Score

Joey

67
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Scottie

58
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Consensus

62
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