20. Worst – Desmond Ridder
Only a single quarterback left the board before the Falcons selected Ridder with the 74th pick. It was unsurprising that they chose a QB after Matt Ryan’s departure. But it was a shock that they opted for Ridder when other options were available like Malik Willis.
Several analysts believed that Willis was the best quarterback in the 2022 draft. In the end, he went to the Titans and the Falcons took a risk on Ridder. Allegedly, they like the former Cincinnati star’s leadership qualities but questions remain about his prospects as a long-term starter (via Fan Nation).