BIO: Started 13 games as a senior, finishing with 52/5.5/3. Sat out the ‘02 campaign after suffering a knee injury.
POSITIVES: Hard-working edge rusher with limited upside for the next level. Plays with excellent pad level, fast off the corner and works to wedge through blocks. Quickly changes direction or immediately alters his angle of attack. Hustles and works to makes a play on the ball.
NEGATIVES: Not strong at the point and held up at the line by opposing tight ends. Marginal skills playing in space.
ANALYSIS: While Ritzmann worked hard and successfully returned from his knee injury of he is an undersized pass rusher with marginal speed for the next level. Applauded for his work ethic which could help him catch on as a team's eighth defensive lineman.