Writer and Draft Analyst, Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.
Co-host of Football Debate Central Radio via ProFootballCentral.com
Developed a prospect ranking system using a weighted value metric. A key feature is the Dynamic Measurable Ranking (DMR) system which combines and ranks each NFL prospect's athletic tool-set. This can be seen excvlusively at eDraft.com http://edraft.com/nfl/draft/risk-analysis-metric/
-Husband and father of two wonderful daughters.
-Graduated from the University of California
-Set the school's single-season sack record (14.5)
-College football 1st Team All-American
-Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 6th round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
-Played for the Raiders, New York Jets and briefly with the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens
-Played in the final year of the LA Avengers as a Rookie to (Arena Football).
-Appeared on CNN, ESPN and MSNBC.
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I am not sure which aspect of your writing disgusts me more, the fact that you ranked Russell Wilson number 3, when he should be 1, or your consistently idiotic writing.
Great article.Glad to see you've become a successful writer. I remember your first flag football game so many years ago. That little boy across the street is all grown up.
Mr. Riddle, yes, Mr., you have expressed a courage and strength very rarely seen in the world today and not only to your peers but to the entire world. As I read your recent article, "I was the team Weirdo", my skin crawled and could see my own life through your words. No, I have never stepped on an NFL field or even played on a football team, but in life as a whole you can see this very same trend amoung business groups, communties, and even within families. I have put myself into the very same emotional and peer situations that you have, even though we are worlds apart, I could connect with you and literally feel your anxieties. Thank You! Thank You for taking a risk and writing this article, like many others who have commented on your behalf, I too am now a fan, and if our paths ever crossed I would be honored to shake your hand.
Ditto...what others are saying about your article on bullying in the NFL. Arrogant as I am, I consider myself to be one of the best writers I've ever met.
But your article has humbled me. Terrific writing, from the heart, introspective, thoughtful, poignant analysis, simply amazing.
I've never commented on BR but had to sign up and say this.
Your article about your experience in the NFL is just about one of the greatest articles I have ever read, ever. I just wanted to say thank you for being brave enough to show your vulnerability. Your thoughts are so well crafted, well informed and articulately laid out. wow, simply fantastic! I am incredibly moved by your words and experience and it will affect the way I view issues in life in general. I am an instant fan and will be following your work from here on. May God bless you!
Great article regarding your experience as the "team weirdo". I'm a mother of two talented athletic boys. My husband couldn't understand why they didn't desire to play football in college. I did and you've explained perfectly what I couldn't. The boys loved the game but hated the locker room crap. You're a very talented guy in many respects. Kudos.
I found your piece on bullying to be incredibly well written. I'm not a huge football fan, but would definitely love to read a book about the NFL from your perspective. The reference to Darwinism was spot on.
Ryan, hi there! I truly enjoyed reading your article about bullying in the NFL. It was very well written and I congratulate you on that! That took a lot of courage. But, I'm thankful that you shared with us your very personal story.
Good luck to you and your family! Keep up the great work!
Hey Mr. Riddle.
Wasn't sure you would see it on the Bullying article so I wanted to repost here. Thanks so much!
I just wanted to say this is one of the best written articles I have ever had the pleasure to read. Not just about this whole debacle, but everything I've read in general.
Please have Mr. Riddle write a lot more pieces. I will definitely be here to read them.
Loved your article on concussions. Whats your view on the Frontline's League of Denial, considering that youve seen both sides of the argument, One as a player, wanting to abstain from disclosure over concern of losing your roster spot. The other as a journalist, wanting to uncover the truth. I think that you have a special perspective on it. Also, do you plan on continuing the Coach's Hot Seat article that you did every week last season?
Thanks for your time! Hopefully you have enough time to send a response.