With the 2015 NFL Draft upon us, writers from WVUPros and BlueGoldSports will team up and give you our predictions on where some of your favorite Mountaineers might land. Today, we examine DE Shaq Riddick and where he might land in the draft.
Many considered Riddick to be WVU’s top prospect heading into the last season before he ever played a snap. Riddick played one season at WVU after transferring in from Gardner-Webb. After a slow start to the season, Riddick came on late in the season, showing the speed and motor that led some to compare him to WVUPro Bruce Irvin. At almost 6’6″, 231 lbs., Riddick needs to add some bulk, particularly in his lower body to fight off would-be blockers when plays are ran in his direction.
He had a great showing at the Medal of Honor Bowl, logging two sacks in his last collegiate action.
Caleb Wygal, WVUPros – 6th Round, 198 overall – Arizona Cardinals: One of the Cards biggest remaining draft needs is at defensive end. The Cards have shown interest in Riddick, and he could wind up playing in the desert.
Jerry McGhee, BlueGoldSports.com – Undrafted: Riddick is a player with a high motor, but never reached his full potential at WVU. If a team takes a chance, it will be after signing day, then Riddick can showcase his ability. Carolina may be a landing spot after the draft.