Louis Riddick joined ESPN as an NFL Front Office Insider in May 2013. The former pro scout and director of pro personnel – who also played in the NFL – appears year round on NFL Insiders, NFL Live and SportsCenter and throughout the football season on NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition. He also contributes to ESPN Radio and ESPN Insider on ESPN.com.
Additionally, Riddick has been part of ESPN’s coverage surrounding Super Bowl week, the NFL Scouting Combine and the NFL Draft. He appeared on ESPN’s main set for the entirety of the draft in 2016 following his successful television debut in Round 1 one year earlier. Riddick also covered the NFL Draft on ESPN Radio for 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.