This week we are looking at mock draft from Fansided’s Erik Lambert, of the NFL Mocks website.
In Lambert’s first mock draft of the season he’s projecting the Houston Texans to draft No. 1 overall and selecting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville.
Lambert wrote about Bridgewater:
“Case Keenum was a nice experiment but he is not a starting quarterback in the pros. Teddy Bridgewater is. The Houston Texans need to fill that position badly, and the junior is the most physically and mentally gifted in his class.”
I agree with Lambert in saying the experiment of Keenum has been nice, but I also think if given the right time and possibly an entire offseason as a starting quarterback Keenum could possibly become “decent” starting QB in the NFL. Do I believe Keenum can lead the Texans to a Super Bowl in the future … no.
As for Bridgewater being a a NFL caliber starting QB right now, I’m still not sure, but I’d rather go with him rather than Keenum as of today. I believe the Texans should draft a QB in the draft, but the question is should they maybe wait until the second round to find their next franchise QB?
I saw that because there are a lot of quality QBs in this draft that can be taken in the second round or not with the No. 1 overall selection.
Bridgewater is the safest pick of any of the QBs in the draft with the No. 1 pick, but there is a lot to think about each day we get closer to the drfat.
So for this week, I like Bridgewater, but there are still a few months remaining and I want the Texans to go over every option they have.