Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) celebrates after the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014: Teddy Bridgewater receives comparisons to Aaron Rodgers

Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is widely considered to be the top signal-caller in the 2014 NFL Draft class. While many believe that Bridgewater will be the top quarterback selected later this year, there is some momentum building for Blake Bortles of UCF.

However, when you see the comparisons that Bridgewater is receiving, it would be hard to pass up selecting him if he can live up to the hype.

Specifically, Bridgewater is being compared to Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has established himself as one of the premier signal-callers in the league.

Bucky Brooks of NFL.com shed some light on the comparison.

“Teddy Bridgewater is like Aaron Rodgers to me,” Brooks said. “Aaron Rodgers entered the league at 6-2, 202 pounds. He was a guy that I graded as a bottom-of-the-first-round player. It took him a couple years in the league before he found his niche, then he (went on) to be an NFL MVP. … I think Teddy Bridgewater’s a fascinating player, he’s just not in that Andrew Luck category.”

Whether or not Bridgewater ends up living up to his potential remains to be seen, but there are plenty of reasons for teams to consider making the Louisville standout their top pick.

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