ESPN’s Adam Schefter (via Rotoworld) mentioned on Thursday’s SportsCenter that the the Vikings are “a team to watch” for Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater.
- Schefter mentioned that he could see Minnesota trading back into the first-round for Bridgewater rather than using their No. 8 overall pick on him.
- Schefter added that NFL teams never viewed Bridgewater as an elite prospect like the media did, which explains why there has been talk of him being available in round two.
“I don’t know that he was ever viewed as a No. 1 overall pick,” Schefter said.
Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN mentioned earlier in the week that there is “some sense” that the Vikings have UCF’s Blake Bortles as their “top quarterback target.”
Bortles would of course need to still be available to Minnesota at No. 8 overall and there has been at least some talk that he could be come off the board before them.
It appears as though Bridgewater would be a contingency option for the Vikings who have traded back into the latter portion of round one each of the past two years.
We actually have the Vikings taking Bortles at No. 8 overall in our most recent 2014 NFL Mock Draft.