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.