BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who began his college career at LSU. Senior passing totals included 57.2%/2,795/18/10. Hit on 21 touchdown passes and threw just nine interceptions as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Good-sized passer with the arm strength needed to play at the next level. Patient, stands strong in the face of pressure and takes a hit in order to get the throw off. Possesses a quick release, throws with an over-the-top delivery and zips the outs.
NEGATIVES: Takes most of his snaps out of the shotgun. Telegraphs throws, not poised under the rush and forces the ball into coverage. Must improve his overall accuracy and pass placement.
ANALYSIS: Battling a shoulder injury through much of his senior campaign, Ricard did not meet the expectations of scouts. Possesses the physical abilities to play at the next level yet must first improve his throwing mechanics and adapt to an NFL passing offense.