Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Louisville Cardinals Teddy Bridgewater speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014: With poor Pro Day from Teddy Bridgewater, door now wide open for Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel


The race to be the top quarterback taken in the 2014 NFL Draft may have taken a swing in momentum on Monday with the uninspiring Pro Day for Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater. Very few of the reports coming out of the event were positive, and with the Pro Day being the most important outing at this point, Bridegwater may have hurt his stock, while others were helped in the process.

As NFL Network analyst Charles Davis pointed out, because of what happened on Monday–or didn’t, however you want to look at it–the heat is now on both Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel to step up and take the reins.

“Nobody likes the bright lights better than Johnny Manziel,” NFL Media analyst Charles Davis said. “No one has a bigger stage right now than Blake Bortles. Here is their opportunity to go out and do that and make that work for them.”

Undoubtedly, the race to be the top quarterback taken in this year’s draft hasn’t been this close since probably Ryan Leaf and Peyton Manning in 1998, which also means that the pressure in on NFL GMs and coaches to make the right move as well.

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