For whatever reason since the NFL Draft process went into full swing, former Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater has taken a huge fall. Once thought of by many as the definitive first overall pick of the Houston Texans, there are now some that don’t even consider the Sugar Bowl winning signal caller a first-rounder anymore.
You can now add NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock to that list.
On Friday Mayock appeared on the Petros and Money Show, and he explained his current stance on Bridgewater and why he has fallen so far, even in his own estimation.
“I would say in general, tape is worth about 85 percent of an overall grade, and the rest of the process is set up for red flags, and to go back and watch more tape to try to confirm what you saw or didn’t see,” Mayock said. “I saw about four of his tapes prior to the combine, and I really liked him. I thought he had a chance to be a franchise quarterback from what I saw on the tape. … Except you’ve got to see the quarterbacks throw the ball live. I’ve never seen a top-level quarterback in the last 10 years have a bad pro day, until Teddy Bridgewater. He had no accuracy, the ball came out funny, the arm strength wasn’t there, and it made me question everything I saw on tape because this was live.
Mayock is referring to Bridgewater’s Pro Day that he attended in person recently, which was heavily criticized by just about everyone that saw it.
Although for all the critics, there are others that are using the logical response of pointing out that it was just one bad day compared to all of the good outings he had on the field in game situations with the Cards.