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

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Minnesota Vikings could take Teddy Bridgewater


Last week, many experts thought Louisville Cardinals’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewaters’ pro day was an absolute disaster.

ESPN’s Todd McShay even deemed it one of the worst pro days he’d every seen.

However, the Minnesota Vikings are reportedly very high on Bridgewater and could take him with the eighth overall pick, according to ESPN’s First Draft Podcast via Roto World.

Minnesota also likes Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, McShay has heard, but they have Bridgewater “a little higher in their pecking order.” Once thought to have zero chance of selecting Bridgewater, Manziel or UFC’s Blakes Bortles barring an expensive trade up, experts now think the Norseman might have an elite QB prospect fall into their laps as other teams pop surer things at other positions above them. “I absolutely think that any one of [Bridgewater, Manziel or Bortles] could be there at No. 8, I legitimately do,” McShay said. “I would lean more towards only one going off the board in the top-7 picks than I would towards two or more coming off the board by the time Minnesota comes up at No. 8.”

Last season, Bridgewater completed 303 of 427 passes for 3,970 yards with 31 touchdowns and only four interceptions.

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  • Kerry Elmberg jr

    Manziel or the new staff needs to b fired

  • David Mallow

    You are ignorant. Manziel will be a bust and besides that the staff has nothing to with who they pick.. I understand though, you know absolutely nothing about football. You should stick to playdough…..

  • Ken Tomlin

    Tiss the season for rumors and misinformation!! Just like last year” Vikings are very interested in drafting T’eo”! We seen how interested they were in him! Manziel and Bridgewater could both be there at 8, and we will pass on both! Why?! Cuz Manziel will be be bust like Tebow( without Tebow’s character and maturity) and Bridgewater, while having a good football IQ doesn’t fit Norv’s system! Manziel coil end up being the next Vick! Exciting to watch, but always injured and never able to lead his team to the Super Bowl, let alone win it!!

  • Cool Jack

    Bridgewater reminds me of Tarvais Jackson …..both are busts!

  • tck62

    This pro day was perhaps the biggest day in his young career, bombing it like he did could show how he will react in big games in the future, to me this is a huge red flag.

  • John

    The Vikes need a CB, and LB much more than a QB. Why does every analyst insist on picking a QB?