Teddy Bridgewater Scouting Report

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Teddy Bridgewater Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: AAC
School: Louisville Cardinals
Year/Status: Junior
Jersey Number: #5
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 205 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Top 10
Drafted 1.32 in 2014 by MIN

2014 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

Bridgewater took college football by storm in 2012; while his 2013 season was nearly just as good (if not better), there was some disappointment due to a mid-season loss to UCF that knocked Louisville out of National Championship contention. In his junior season, Bridgewater enjoyed many statistical improvements. He threw half as many interceptions and more passing TDs. His completion percentage improved slightly as well.

Bridgewater shows excellent pocket awareness and poise. Seems to know every play and nuance in the playbook. Could be better with his footwork. Seems to be a bit overconfident in his ability to make plays when on the move, although he does not throw it up carelessly into double coverage. Excellent arm strength and steps into his throws. Accuracy is also very good and often hits players in the numbers. Can maintain velocity when feet are not set. Feels his way through the pocket and anticipates the rush well. Eyes are always locked downfield, even with an impending rush coming his way.

Adequate touch on short to intermediate routes. No issues making every throw. Sometimes will try to muscle it into tight spaces. Quick decision making. Delivers the football with a short throwing motion. Cocks it back and lets it rip. Above-average ability to recognize when there is no play and when it is time to throw it away. Acceptable quickness and speed. Not a true scrambler, but can evade the rush and run when called upon. At times a little careless with his body and could improve sliding at the end of runs or getting out of bounds to avoid contact. Just slightly below ideal NFL height. Could afford to add a few pounds of muscle.

Bridgewater projects as a Top 10 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Should still be considered the draft's top QB prospect late into the process. Will come in immediately to work for the starting role wherever he lands. As a rookie, he's a low-end fantasy QB2 given the right matchup week-to-week. In dynasty, he should be one of the top picks in rookie drafts, but not the first pick because of guys like Sammy Watkins and some of the other elite WRs. It mostly depends on which teams draft RBs early as well. Bridgewater is absolutely in the conversation as a dynasty Top 5 option though for sure.

Last Updated Mar-24-2014 by Matt De Lima

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