BIO: Junior college transfer who broke out as a senior totaling 48/19/14.5, winning All-Conference honors. Started three games as a junior posting 29/7.5/6.5.
POSITIVES: Athletic pass-rushing force who makes a lot of plays up the field. Quick off the snap, plays with good pad level and gets leverage against opponents. Fast off the edge, displays skill in pursuit and quickly regains balance off the initial hit. Possesses a burst of closing speed and has the ability to change direction without losing much momentum. Effective at the combine when used at linebacker.
NEGATIVES: Lined up in a three-point stance in college yet lacks true defensive end size and turned from the play. Occasionally takes wide angles against linemen to avoid blocks altogether. A little too concerned about getting up the field and over-pursues the action.
ANALYSIS: A persistent force who disrupts plays in the backfield, Riddle is perfectly suited as a rush linebacker at the next level in a 34 defense. Must learn to make plays in reverse and prove his worth in coverage, yet a solid developmental prospect worth the risk of a middle-round choice.