Rookie Scouting Profile: QB Desmond Ridder

Desmond Ridder

Desmond Ridder (QB) Cincinnati Height Weight 40-Time DOB NFL Draft Dynasty ADP NFL Comp  6-3   211   4.49  08/31/1999  Day 2   early 3rd   Ryan Tannehill College Production Named All-Metro out of St. Xavier High School in Louisville, […]

Desmond Ridder (QB) Cincinnati

College Production

Named All-Metro out of St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky, signed letter of intent and redshirted for Cincinnati in 2017. Named the starter in 2018, passed for 2,445 yards and 20 touchdowns, and led the Bearcats to a 35-31 victory over Virginia Tech in the Military Bowl, and was named AAC Rookie of the Year. Broke out in 2020, earning All-AAC First Team and AAC Offensive Player of the Year honors and was named MVP of the 2020 Birmingham Bowl. Capped off his college career with a phenomenal senior campaign of 3,334 yards, 30 TDs and led the Bearcats to the college football playoffs for the first time.


• Dual-threat talent who has well-developed mechanics, a strong arm, and is more than capable of making plays with his legs. • Outstanding leader and field general. Interprets defenses well and shows a ton of poise and ability to process downfield reads. Strong work ethic. • Superb athlete. Led all QBs at the Combine with...  

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