2014 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Height: 6’3″Weight: 196 lbs.
The NFL Draft is quickly approaching and one of the top names associated here in 2014 is quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from Louisville. Many drafts have the Houston Texans taking him with the #1 overall pick to be their quarterback of the future, but nearly every draft has him in the top three. There are multiple teams that need quarterbacks early in the first round and Bridgewater seems to be the most coveted of the quarterbacking class.
- Arm Strength
- Decision Making
- Throw on the Run
- Arm Accuracy
- Durability/Lean Body
- Blitz Recognition
Overall, his skills should translate very nicely into the NFL. He has a huge arm that would fit in with any team, but his accuracy certainly could improve. His arm is so big that he does miss some players too deep down the field, but with good NFL coaching he’d be able to improve that area of his game. Bridgewater has the ability to move around in the pocket very well as well as making plays down the field with his feet as well. There are a lot of similarities between his game and a guy like Andrew Luck if a comparison of a current young quarterback was asked for. The durability aspect could become an issue for him, as he weighs just 196 pounds. Whoever his offensive line is, he’ll be depending on them to keep him from taking big hits. There are certainly more strengths than there are weaknesses when looking at his game as a whole. Teddy Bridgewater is going to be a great NFL quarterback and a very nice surprising for whoever decides to draft him.
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