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Teddy Bridgewater to Minnesota is starting to heat-up

I have Teddy Bridgewater as my top rated quarterback and I have not turned my back on him.  Today on ESPN SportsCenter Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter called the Vikings “a team to watch” for Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Schefter indicated he wouldn’t necessarily expect Minnesota to draft Teddy at No. 8 overall, but they could be willing to trade back into the end of round one to secure him. The Vikings made a similar move to land Cordarrelle Patterson last April. In other Bridgewater news, Schefter stated NFL teams never viewed him as a truly elite prospect “behind closed doors,” despite media speculation to the contrary. “I don’t know that he was ever viewed as a No. 1 overall pick,” Schefter stated. We expect Teddy’s “sweet spot” to be in the 24-39 pick range.

The stats say this about Bridgewater: He is an accurate passer who is better at pushing the ball down the field than his detractors seem to think. He is also great against the blitz and fantastic in the red zone and on third down.

Bridgewater had a completion percentage of 71%, best among all QBs who were studied by ESPN Stats & Info. His average pass traveled 9.5 yards, a number that suggests he’s more than just an underneath passer.

His 71% completion percentage stayed exactly there, at 71%, against the blitz. He threw 15 TDs and one INT against the blitz, evidence that he’s great at pre-snap reads. His 53.5% completion percentage under pressure was second best among the QBs in the study. His TD-to-INT ratio in the red zone was 17-to-0. He converted 52.3% of his third down passes for first downs, the second highest percentage in the QB group.

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