3 Most Likely Desmond Ridder Destinations in the 2022 NFL Draft

Max Staley
Three most likely Desmond Ridder destinations in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Three most likely Desmond Ridder destinations in the 2022 NFL Draft. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Even in a relatively weak quarterback class, Cincinnati's Desmond Ridder is still getting overlooked in the 2022 NFL Draft. FanDuel Sportsbook lists Ridder at +3000 to be the first quarterback drafted this year, giving him just the fifth-best odds in the class.

Likely to come off the board sometime on Day 2, here are the three most likely destinations for Desmond Ridder in the NFL Draft.

Desmond Ridder NFL Draft

3. Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons just moved on from Matt Ryan, and they're now rolling with Marcus Mariota as his replacement. With the amount of holes on this roster, it's hard to see Atlanta picking a QB at No. 8, especially since next year's QB class appears to be much stronger. Instead, look for the Falcons to beef up the rest of their roster early before potentially spending one of their four Day 2 picks on Ridder.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers brought in Mitchell Trubisky as the heir apparent to Ben Roethlisberger. But unless he drastically turns his career around in Pittsburgh, they'll likely be searching for their true long-term replacement in the NFL Draft. Ridder would probably be a bit of a reach at No. 20, but he'd be a great value if he's still on the board at No. 52. His winning pedigree could make him a natural fit in Pittsburgh.

1. Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have two second-round picks inside the top 45. They've also got two more picks inside the top 110 of the draft. If Seattle passes on a QB at No. 9, you have to think one of those four selections will be spent on a quarterback. And that player could very well be Ridder. The 22-year-old has a lot of the same qualities that were attractive about Russell Wilson back when he was a prospect. Both were mobile, four-year starters who proved they can win at a high level in college. This pairing would make a lot of sense.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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