Cincinnati senior QB Desmond Ridder declared for the NFL Draft on Friday.
This declaration came as no surprise considering Ridder (6'4/215) had already accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl. In a video he posted on his Twitter page, he thanked Cincinnati for everything and announced his intentions. He has already signed with an agent, making it 100% official. Ridder is currently a divisive prospect with some analysts having him as the top QB in the class with others casting major doubt about his NFL potential. All eyes will be on Ridder during the first week of February in Mobile, AL.
SOURCE: The Athletic
Jan 7, 2022, 9:57 PM ET
NBC Sports Edge analyst Tyler Forness says Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder has struggled with his accuracy at the Tuesday Senior Bowl practice.
These Senior Bowl sessions are vital for Ridder (6'4/215) , since he is lodged in a very unsettled quarterback group and needs a strong showing to solidify his status as a first round quarterback. Multiple clips have been making the social media rounds that show Ridder either shorting running backs on dump-offs or missing Tyler Badie on a wide open wheel route by five yards. The dual-threat Bearcats signal caller will need to tighten up his game as the week continues if he wants to climb the quarterback rankings. For his part, ESPN's Matt Miller also thought Pickett and Strong both outperformed Ridder.
SOURCE: Tyler Forness on Twitter
Feb 1, 2022, 2:55 PM ET
Former Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder is still in contention for the title of top quarterback prospect in the draft, according to Anthony Treash of PFF.
Ridder (6'4/215) had a rough first day at the Senior Bowl, redeeming himself in days 2 and 3, along with the game itself at the conclusion of the showcase. Ridder is one of many quarterbacks who are considered the potential QB1 in this year's draft with just how wide-open it is at the position. Treash notes this: "Ridder earned PFF passing grades of 75.4, 65.0 and 68.8 in his three years starting for the Bearcats before 2021. In 2020, he ranked in the 34th percentile in the FBS in deep passing grade, the 23rd percentile in uncatchable pass rate on 10-plus yard throws and the 18th percentile in true dropback passing grade."
SOURCE: Anthony Treash on PFF
Feb 10, 2022, 3:35 PM ET
PFF ranks Desmond Ridder as the No. 3 overall quarterback and being drafted in the first round.
Ridder's (6'4/215) projections have been all over the place as he's projected to go all the way up to a mid-first round pick to the early second-round. As a four-year starter in Cincinnati, he's one of the more experienced quarterbacks in this draft, and leading the Bearcats to become the first team from a group of five conference to make the College Football playoffs shows his excellent leadership. PFF has him as the last pick in the first round which the Lions received in the 2021 trade with Rams for Jared Goff. With this Young Detroit team and the second-year coach Dan Campbell doing very well by Lions standards, a new quarterback might be what they need to get to the next level.
SOURCE: PFF College
Feb 25, 2022, 6:24 PM ET
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