Brett McMurphy of ESPN reports that Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
Bridgewater has been the consensus No. 1 prospect for awhile now, so it’s not all that shocking to see him depart for the NFL. There are a number of teams drafting in the Top-10 next year that could use a quarterback, which means Bridgewater is in a great position to be one of the first names called next May.
The Houston Texans have the No. 1 overall pick and have a huge need at quarterback. Bill O’Brien has just accepted the job as their head coach and has spent time as a quarterbacks coach for the Patriots, so he would be a great mentor for Bridgewater should they elect to draft him.