With the 32nd and final pick of the first round in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings selected QB Teddy Bridgewater out of Louisville
The Seahawks got the Vikings’ 2nd and 4th round picks, and the Vikings in turn got the steal of the draft.
Bridgewater is a pro-ready quarterback who is going to immediately make the Vikings a better team. For those who put a lot of stock into Teddy’s poor Pro Day workout, just go back and watch the films.
One of the most accurate arms and a quarterback who has amazing timing on his throws, Bridgewater has all the skills and will (in my opinion) be the best quarterback to come out of this draft.
The Vikings have stumbled at quarterback for quite a while now, and this pick will make up for all of that frustration. Hopefully Bridgewater will be able to tote the clipboard for at least one season before being thrown to the wolves, but either way he should be fine.
The Christian Ponder era is done, and Matt Cassel is now the ranking play-caller on the Vikings roster. Teddy can learn from Cassel, and will eventually flourish playing in the NFC North.
OVERALL PICK GRADE: B+