Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network has spoken with “several teams” that do not view Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater as a first-round talent.
Throughout much of the collegiate season, Bridgewater was viewed as a sure-fire first-round pick, with a real shot at No. 1 overall. Bridgewater led the Cardinals to a 12-1 record, and a 36-9 thrashing of the University of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Meanwhile, Matt Miller of the Bleacher Report has also spoken with scouts that have concerns regarding Bridgewater’s footwork and lower body.
Many believe that Bridgewater is still a viable option at pick number one, held by the Houston Texans. Houston has an obvious need at quarterback, but it is apparent that some of the other quarterback prospects are quickly gaining momentum.
Today, Mel Kiper Jr. (Insider) issued his first mock draft of the year. He slotted Johnny Manziel to the Texans at pick number one, and dropped Bridgewater to number eight, held by the Minnesota Vikings.
We have Bridgewater currently listed as the No. 3 player in our recently updated 2014 Big Board.