From 1st Overall to Free-Falling: What Happened to Teddy Bridgewater?

April 29, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It wasn't that long ago that Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was the favorite to be selected first overall in the 2014 NFL draft.
Back in February, the NFL Network's Mike Mayock told Mary Kay Cabot of the Northeast Ohio Media Group that Bridgewater was his top quarterback, "the most ready to play" of this year's class and a probable top-five pick.
Now? Mayock recently told the Petros and Money Show (per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk) that "if I was a GM in the NFL, I would not take him in the first round of the draft.”
Mayock is far from alone in his falling esteem for Bridgewater, and it begs a question.
What exactly happened to make Bridgewater fall so far so fast?
It isn't just Mayock. Neither Mel Kiper nor Todd McShay's latest mock drafts (subscription required) at ESPN have Bridgewater among the first 32 picks in this year's draft.
Say what you will about Kiper's hair, but the man has a track record of being pretty good ...

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