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Teddy Bridgewater | Quarterback

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

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The MMQB's Peter King thinks Arizona will take a QB in either Round 1 or Round 2.
As recently as February, suggesting that the Cardinals could get either Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater or Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel without trading up from No. 20 would have landed you in an all-white room with a plunger in your biceps. Now? It's not out of the realm of possibility that both will still be on the board at that slot. It's a really nice spot for Arizona to be in, as the 34-year-old Carson Palmer, coming off a season in which he posted a 24:22 TD:INT ratio across 572 passes, can serve as a one-season bridge to the future. Apr 21 - 10:34 PM

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Citing conversations with Bengals coaches, QB Andy Dalton does not believe the team will draft competition at his position.

"From everything they’ve told me, they’re not bringing in anybody to compete," Dalton said. Dalton is in a contract year and is the definition of adequate, in terms of a baseline starter that helps a team win and reach the playoffs, but needs to be surrounded by a good amount of talent. Many Bengals fans want to move in a different direction, however, the team could extend Dalton around draft time.
Apr 21 - 12:15 PM

Former Bucs GM and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik said Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater's stock started to fall long before his lackluster pro day.

"There were things you saw on tape when you watched him," said Dominik, who did so as an employed general manager. "Something that scouts internally, we talked about it in Tampa with Teddy Bridgewater last year. Is he really the premiere quarterback? I like the young man, I think he's a quality individual, he's got character and leadership and those things. But this is a quarterback, and you're judged by what quarterback you draft, and I think Teddy Bridgewater might not have all the pieces you're looking for." Dominik isn't the only former NFL boss down on the Cardinals' star. Former Browns' GM Phil Savage said on Thursday: "I think the media has Teddy Bridgewater in the top 10, but around league circles he's more like a late first, early second-round pick."
Apr 19 - 6:34 PM

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is scheduled to visit the Texans next week, along with a workout for the Jaguars, according to Tania Ganguli.

Bridgewater has already visited the Jaguars once, so the team is likely getting to know him on a personal level. The first issue teams are seemingly propping up is Teddy's lean frame, but if they can get past that the next question is his "quiet personality." We think he is deserving to be the top quarterback off the board, but Bridgewater has a chance of being an early second-round pick.
Apr 18 - 12:02 PM

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

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.
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 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.
Apr 1 - 10:19 PM