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Teddy Bridgewater | Quarterback

Team: Louisville Cardinals
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205

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Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater dropped to the Texans at the top of the second round (No. 33 overall) in Mel Kiper's mock draft published on Thursday.
"Let me be clear: This is the top-rated quarterback on my Big Board, a player I have rated higher than Bortles, Manziel or Carr," Kiper wrote. "But my reading of the tea leaves in speaking with many evaluators around the league is that Bridgewater could drop if he slides past a couple of points early on. If I could project trades, I'd have someone taking him later in Round 1 having moved up. Obviously, he's a steal at this point." The saga of Teddy B has been fascinating to watch as the process drags into its final stretch. The Cardinals' star could absolutely be a top 10 pick in May, just as everyone thought during the season. But he could also just as easily drop into the very end of Round 1, or even into the second stanza. No elite prospect has a range of draft outcomes as wide as that of Bridgewater. Apr 17 - 11:08 PM

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Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is still with the Vikings today after visiting the team on Monday.

Bridgewater also went through a private workout with the team on Saturday. The Vikings are in a position to select a quarterback early, but with Mike Zimmer at head coach and Rick Spielman recently missing on a quarterback in the first-round, who knows what will happen.
Apr 15 - 11:00 AM

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater's agent refuted Chris Mortensen's report that his client looked shaky in his private workouts.

Kennard McGuire said Bridgewater has had only had one private workout, and was told he was "simply amazing and sharp." It's possible that Mortensen was passing on bad information from a team picking later on in the first round hoping that Teddy B freefalls down the board. Bridgewater has been the unfortunate victim of slander during this year's process.
Apr 12 - 8:35 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has heard from two personnel "chiefs" who believe Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is the top prospect at the position.

"Other views range wildly," Rapoport added. "This year’s QBs: Pick your flavor?" So much of the recent buzz surrounding Teddy has focused on his lean frame and quiet demeanor. However, few have questioned his on-field passing skills as a whole. He could be a top 10 pick or fall into the second-round. Bridgewater's range is that large.
Apr 12 - 2:31 PM

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater will visit with the Vikings on Monday and Tuesday.

The Vikings typically host a majority of their 30 prospect allotment about 3 1/2 weeks before the draft, and the thinking is that Bridgewater's visit might be part of that event. Minnesota isn't expected to invite UCF's Blake Bortles, LSU's Zach Mettenberger or Fresno State's Derek Carr to the prospect bonanza, but Harrison Smith also didn't garner an invite in 2012.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 9 - 5:51 PM

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater passed the seven metric "Parcells Rules" and amassed an elite 0.6 percent bad decision rate against BCS opponents, ESPN's KC Joyner writes.

Technically, Bridgewater fell short in one criteria, because he bolted school after his junior year, but Bill Parcells himself ruled that Teddy B gets a free pass because he graduated in December. Joyner's research showed that Bridgewater made zero mistakes on passes thrown 10 or fewer yards downfield, and a spectacular 1.8 percent BDR on vertical passes (slightly worse than Andrew Luck's rate, and much better than Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton). "History shows players of this caliber are very rare, and that scarcity should make Bridgewater one of the top picks in the 2014 NFL draft," Joyner writes in summation of the in-depth study. "If he slides down the board at all, he could develop into one of this year's draft steals."
Apr 8 - 11:03 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay discussed a scenario in which Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater could slot to Arizona at No. 20 if he falls out of the top half of the first round.

Kiper added to the discussion in a column published Wednesday, writing: "They are very different players, but like Geno Smith last year, if Bridgewater doesn't go early -- say, by No. 11 to Tennessee -- you could see a big drop because the need goes away." The analyst still rates Bridgewater as the No. 1 QB, as does Rotoworld's Josh Norris.
Apr 8 - 9:37 PM

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater visited the Bucs on Monday.

Bridgewater will be one of the team's 30 allotted visits. Bucs decision makers selected Mike Glennon in the third-round last year, but a new regime is in place and could be looking for a different young quarterback. The team did sign Josh McCown in free agency, however, he should not be seen as anything more than a stop gap.
Apr 7 - 3:50 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell mentioned on the Ross Tucker Football Podcast that he spoke with a source who said Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater weighed 188 pounds at the end of the 2013 season.

This is absolutely the NFL's biggest question regarding Bridgewater, and some buzz has even placed him in the second-round as of late. Teams could be worried that Bridgewater's career could go in the path of early RGIII, in terms of injuries. The two are drastically different players in terms of style, with the main difference being RGIII has a frenetic behavior on the field while Bridgewater does not take unnecessary hits. With that said, Bridgewater breaks the mold of a pocket passer who might be maxed out at 6'2/214 pounds. The NFL has historically struggled with players that offer unique blends of frame and style.
Apr 5 - 4:16 PM

Along with Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, the Patriots will host Teddy Bridgewater for a pre-draft visit on Wednesday.

This could be taken in a variety of ways. One, the Patriots realize Ryan Mallett is on the final year of his deal and it might be too expensive to sign him, so a long term backup or future starter is important due to Tom Brady's age. Or two, the Patriots play four of the top 10 teams in this year's draft, so Belichick is doing some advanced scouting on possible future starting quarterbacks of those teams (with the two most likely being the Vikings and Raiders). Both seem plausible.
Apr 2 - 9:32 AM

Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel both dropped two spots on NFL.com writer Daniel Jeremiah's newest big board.

Jeremiah has them back-to-back, with Bridgewater at No. 11 and Manziel at 12. Many analysts have dropped Bridgewater further than this, while the Manziel ranking is a little surprising given his jump in evaluator's eyes since Thursday's stellar pro day workout. Jeremiah prefers both to UCF's Blake Bortles, whom he ranks No. 19.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 1 - 10:19 PM

NFL.com's Bryan Fischer didn't have Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater going in the first round in his mock draft published Tuesday.

And it wasn't as though Fischer did one of those gimmicky mocks where no QBs are taken in the top 10 -- he had Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel going Nos. 1 and 3, respectively. Fischer also slotted Fresno State's Derek Carr to the Browns at No. 26. The hits keep coming for Teddy B, evaluator's choice whipping boy during this year's evaluation process. Rotoworld's Josh Norris is confidently steering an increasingly sparse bandwagon, as Bridgewater remains our No. 1 prospect.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 1 - 8:32 PM

In his latest set of rankings, draft analyst Mike Mayock dropped Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater from his No. 1 prospect at the position to No. 3.

Texas A&M passer Johnny Manziel now sits as Mayock's top quarterback, with UCF's Blake Bortles at No. 2. "At some point, you have got to trust your gut," Mayock said. "I think he has got the it factor, he's a playmaker. No. 2, his arm is every bit as good as any quarterback in this draft... And I think he is a better thrower than Kaepernick and Russell Wilson were when they came out." This is obviously high praise, and the pre-draft process has seemingly dealt a blow to Bridgewater's evaluation in the eyes of many.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 1 - 10:25 AM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks has Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater dropping five spots in his most recent big board.

"Bridgewater is on a bit of a slide since failing to impress evaluators at his pro day. This disappointing workout has led to questions about his accuracy, mechanics and overall talent. While astute evaluators will continue to trust their eyes and what appears on the tape, the shaky performance will have some observers second-guessing their original evaluations of him," Brooks wrote. While Bridgewater is still a favorite among many evaluators, he could use some positive buzz in the next couple of weeks. With that being said, Rotoworld's Josh Norris continues to stand firm and ranks Bridgewater as his top quarterback.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 31 - 5:32 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay says there's a "legitimate" chance that both Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel are available at the No. 11 pick, and he wouldn't begrudge the Titans for tabbing Bridgewater.

"It's not the plan, but sometimes the plan changes as the draft goes on," McShay said. "If you don't expect a guy like Teddy Bridgewater to be there at 11, and he is there at No. 11, maybe you pull the trigger on him." Due to a superior offensive line, McShay believes Tennessee's run game and pass protection will be strengths in 2014. "The question becomes: Do they have a quarterback that can help bring this group together?" McShay said.
Mar 26 - 9:16 PM