A month ago, before all the bowl mania started, if you looked around for mock drafts it seemed that the consensus was Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was the No. 1 pick. A month later and not only is Bridgewater hardly in the discussion for the top pick anymore, but teams are apparently starting to sour on him as a first-round pick altogether.
I have Bridgewater as a top 10 talent in this draft but I know several teams that don’t view him as a 1st round player.
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) January 15, 2014
This doesn’t mean that every team is dropping Bridgewater on their board, as these teams not interested in giving Bridgewater first-round consideration may just be teams that don’t have a quarterback high on their list of needs. If you ask the New England Patriots if they will use a first-round pick on Bridgewater, you know what the answer will be.
Of course, that’s assuming teams are grading based on need and not on overall value. Either way, it appears Bridgewater is falling out of favor with scouts, but April is still a long ways away and a lot can happen between now and then to change his draft status.