Positive: High-percentage passer who does a terrific job managing games. Possesses great field vision, is poised in the pocket, and buys time for receivers. Scans the field, checks down if nothing is available, and makes good decisions. Displays great timing on his throws.
Negative: Lacks pocket stature and cannot withstand the rush. Does not possess the physical skills to zip the ball or drive deep passes. Not a quarterback who makes plays with his legs.
Analysis: Riddle has been very productive on the I-AA level yet lacks the natural physical skills to be an NFL quarterback. He could be a good addition as a third passer in a timing offense and would be useful as another set of eyes on the sidelines."
2009 a member of the 20-player watch list for the Walter Payton Award, completed 285 passes for 3,345 yards and 23 touchdowns during his junior season. He averaged 278.67 total yards per game, ranking 13th nationally. Riddle passed for 300 or more yards in six of Elon's 12 contests and twice threw four touchdown passes in a single game. In a victory at Furman, Riddle passsed for a season-high 374 yards and a touchdown while completing 35 of his 48 passes. He was honored as the SoCon Player of the Week after passing for 338 yards and a TD and rushing for another score in a win over Georgia Southern. And he helped WR Terrell Hudgins to break Jerry Rice's 25-year-old mark for yardage.
High School: At Eastern Randolph Riddle, was the News & Record's high school Player of the Year in 2006 High School a four-year starter who passed for over 7,500 career yards, taking Eastern Randolph to a 2003 3AA state runner-up finish and a 2006 3AA state crown. Riddle was four-time all-county and three-time all-conference pick … Two-time league player of the year … Selected as the 2005 and 2006 Courier Tribune County Player of the Year as well as the News & Record Regional Player of the Year … Was a 2006 Wendy's High School Heisman candidate … Picked for the 2006 Prep Star All-Region Team and the 2006 Shrine Bowl All-Star Game
Strengths: Riddle is very mobile, has an above average arm and accuracy, in addition he is poised and shows leadership. He stepped right in and ran a fairly demanding offense surprisingly well. He improved throughout his career and closed out his record-setting career at Elon with a career-high five touchdowns as Elon topped Western Carolina, 45-14. The senior signal caller completed 25 of 37 pass attempts for 452 yards and five scores through the air. With 3,231 yards, Riddle becomes the first player in Southern Conference history to lead the league in passing four consecutive seasons. He also closed his career by throwing at least one touchdown in his last 22 games.
He has faced a good level of competition, FBS teams like USF and Wake Forest, in conference he's faced William Middleton, Mark Legree and Cortez Allen and has shown a good grasp of the game.
Weaknesses: His height is listed at 6'0" and I frankly am skeptical. His arm is good but he does not always get enough zip or flatten the trajectory on balls that he is completing but could be broken up or intercepted at the next level.
Projection: Riddle's size and lack of elite physical ability will keep him from being drafted but he has a makeup to similar Billy Volek and in the proper system could be a long-term reserve QB."