ESPN NFL Analyst
Louis Riddick joined ESPN in May 2013. One of the most well respected voices in the industry, the former pro scout and director of pro personnel, who also played in the NFL, appears on ESPN platforms year round.
Riddick provides analysis on ESPN’s signature NFL shows Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown and NFL Live, and he travels to the site of each week’s Monday Night Football game to share his insights on halftime and postgame shows alongside Suzy Kolber and Steve Young. He also provides commentary on SportsCenter, Get Up! and ESPN Radio.
In addition, Riddick is a key contributor to ESPN’s coverage of Super Bowl week, the NFL Scouting Combine and the NFL Draft, where he has appeared on ESPN’s main set for the entirety of the event since 2016. Riddick made his NFL Draft television debut in 2015 when he joined ESPN’s main set for Round 1. He has also covered the NFL Draft on ESPN Radio (Rounds 2-3 in 2015 and Rounds 1-3 in 2014).
Riddick’s NFL front office experience spanned more than a decade with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. He started as a pro scout in Washington (2001-04) before being promoted to director of pro personnel, a position he held for three years (2005-07). Riddick then joined the Eagles in 2008 as a scout. He was named assistant director of pro personnel in 2009, and, a year later, he was promoted to director of pro personnel (2010-13).
A ninth round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers in 1991, Riddick played seven NFL seasons at safety. His career included stints with the Atlanta Falcons (1992 and 1996), Cleveland Browns (1993-95) and Oakland Raiders (1998), totaling 172 total tackles and two sacks.
A native of Quakertown, Penn., Riddick graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of arts in economics. At Pitt, Riddick was a four-year letterman, a two-time Academic All-America and a team captain his senior season. As a prep senior, Riddick was a USA Today and Parade Magazine All-American at Pennridge High School.