Former All-Pro WR Dez Bryant impressed by Desmond Ridder’s debut

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder put on a quality performance against the Lions in his preseason debut. Ridder ended the game with 103 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to give the Falcons the lead late in the fourth quarter.

Not only did Ridder impress fans in Atlanta, he also caught the eye of Dez Bryant. The former Cowboys and Ravens wide receiver took to Twitter during the game to praise Ridder’s performance.

While he was complimenting Ridder, Bryant also noted that he doesn’t believe the Falcons trust starter Marcus Mariota due to the team selecting a quarterback in the third round. Bryant also noted that he feels Ridder can read the field better than Mariota and won’t fold in high-pressure moments.

Time will tell if Bryant’s claims are true, but for now, fans are excited about the possibilities of Atlanta’s third-round pick.

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