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Desmond Ridder

Desmond Ridder


Age: 23College: Cincinnati

2023 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #247
Best / Worst #197 / #320

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Desmond Ridder made a strong push around NFL circles during his senior season, leading Cincinnati all the way to the College Football Playoff against Alabama. PFF's seventh-highest-graded 2022 draft-eligible quarterback then turned heads at the 2022 Senior Bowl, showcasing accuracy and polish.

Ridder also offers juice with his legs, having rushed for over 2,700 yards during his four-year career (58 per game). His athleticism was at the forefront of his testing at the NFL combine.

The Bearcats quarterback ran a 4.52 40-yard dash (96th percentile), jumped a 36″ vertical (92nd percentile), and 127″ broad jump (98th percentile).

From speed to predictive passing metrics working in his favor - 97th percentile passer on early downs per PFF (91.0) - the Cincinnati product possesses all the ingredients to become a fantasy-friendly quarterback at the next level.

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Desmond Ridder throws for 169 scoreless yards in Week 17

Desmond Ridder completed 19 of his 26 pass attempts for 169 yards in Atlanta's Week 17 win over Arizona. He added four carries for nine yards and lost a fumble.

Fantasy Impact

Ridder was technically more efficient passing the ball this week compared to his previous two outings, as he registered a higher completion percentage and superior QB rating. However, he remained scoreless for the third consecutive game, and coughed up the first turnover of his professional career. On the other hand, his performance was enough to get the job done and secure the win over the Cardinals. Ridder will take on the Buccaneers in the season finale, where he'll look to end on a positive note.

Shaan Hoda12 weeks ago
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DraftQB #28QB #27QB #3317
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Statistics (avgs.)
Pass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsPoints
Last Week22429015.9
Last 3 Weeks203.70.78.7010.4
Season to Date1770.51609.7
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Game Log
OPPPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsPoints
Week 18vs. TB22429015.9
Week 17vs. ARI1690905.7
Week 16@ BAL2180809.5
Week 15@ NO9703807.7
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