My Scouting Report for Desmond Ridder




Desmond Ridder

Team : Cincinnati Bearcats (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : mgomes429 . Position :Quarterback [QB]

Category
Score
Comments
Arm Strength/Power
7.50
His arm strength is very good. I wouldn't say it is elite but is certainly above average.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
7.30
He is very good at throwing the short pass and puts a very good location to allow his receivers to transition
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
6.80
He is normally very accurate when throwing the football 15 yards and puts the football in front of the receiver. His placement is very good and his mishaps are usually generated from rushing through his footwork.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
7.20
He throws fairly accurate deep down the field because he has good solid mechanics
Pocket Presence
6.70
I would not say that he panics in the pocket but he rushes himself causing high inaccurate throws. This will be improved once he learns to read defenses better.
Mobility
7.00
He has got really good mobility and he can run and pick up a good amount of yards with his legs.
Vision
6.00
He needs to learn to progress through his reads faster. Over the years he has improved this but he has to be wary of staring at his receivers
Mechanics
8.00
He has very good mechanics because he uses his size to his advantage specifically his high release point. This helps avoid defenders to bat the ball down.
Durability
8.00
He had a minor injury to his throwing shoulder in 2019 but it was not serious.
Leadership
5.00
I do not know as I have not met him before.
Game Management
7.50
He manages the game well because he is naturally accurate but he will take his shots down the field as well.
Decision-Making
7.00
He will be aggressive at times and throw into tight coverage but over the span of his career, he has yet to throw double-digit interceptions.
Size
7.70
He is 6'4 215 which is a very solid size.
Speed
7.50
He probably times in the high 4.6's
Play-Making Ability
6.20
He has mobility and can create plays with his legs but overall is more comfortable playing within the system of the offense.
Productivity
6.00
His productivity is not great. He plays like a system QB and has stats like a game manager.
Intangibles
8.00
I think he can be a very good player at the next level who can bring stability to an NFL team.
Character
5.00
I can not judge as I have not met with him personally.
Consistency
7.20
He has been fairly consistent throughout his 3-year career
Strengths
He is a tall QB with solid mechanics and a high release point. He is also fairly accurate on all levers short, intermediate, and deep. He has very good mobility and can run fairly well. His arm strength is also very strong and he throws the ball with good velocity.
Weaknesses
He has mobility and a good arm but he lacks playmaking ability. He becomes much more inconsistent on-off schedule plays and prefers to run once he is outside the pocket. He does not throw as well on the run as you would expect a player with his athleticism would. He is better in the pocket but he tends to stare at his receivers a bit too long.
Overall Analysis
I think he is a very talented QB and I was surprised as to how good his location is when he throws the football. He has a good arm with a high release point and he is big to be able to see over the OL. But given his athleticism and his good ability to run he is better in the pocket rather than. rolling out and throwing on the run. In the right system and with the right coach he can be a very successful system type QB who plays with consistency throughout that system. Think of a QB like Jared Goff but with the athleticism of an Alex Smith. Both of that QB's are system heavy and are high-end game managers within their offensive system. 2021 Round Grade ( Late 1st - Early 3rd) Team Fits (Washington, New Orleans)
Compares to
Alex Smith/ Jared Goff
potential
-30
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak