2014 Mock Draft: NFL Spin Zone projects Teddy Bridgewater at No. 1
Oct 26, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) calls a play against the South Florida Bulls during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Our friends at NFL SpinZone released their first first-round mock draft Saturday morning, continuing with the trend of the Houston Texans selecting Teddy Bridgewater as the No. 1 overall choice in May.
The Louisville QB still hasn’t said whether or not he’ll enter the draft, but did say he’ll announce his decision sometime after the Dec. 28 Russell Athletic Bowl against the Miami Hurricane.
In an ESPN article this week, it stated:
"“Bridgewater said he’s not leaning either way, but admitted he’s been paying close attention to the other quarterbacks that have decided to remain in school or declare early.”"
In the NFL SpinZone mock draft is says of Bridgewater:
"“Teddy Bridgewater is the ideal first pick as he is arguably the most NFL ready quarterback.”"
For now it seems like Bridgewater is the guy for the Texans, but the more I think about it, the more I wonder what a J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney defensive line would look like in 2014.
It will be very tough for the Texans to pass on a QB in the first round, but the potential of Clowney on defense with Watt and even a healthy Brian Cushing could cause havoc for the opponents next season.
Though I’m still leaning towards a QB in the first round, I guess you could say, like Bridgewater … I’m still “undecided” with the selection of the first round draft choice. It is a good thing we have until May to think about it.
In the Top 5 of the SpinZone draft it has the St. Louis Rams selecting Jake Matthews (OT, Texas), the Oakland Raiders at No. 3 taking Clowney (DE, South Carolina), Blake Brotles (QB, Central Florida) to the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 4 overall and Derek Carr (QB, Fresno State) to the Cleveland Browns at the fifth pick.
As for the Clowney selection by the Raiders SpinZone states:
"“The Oakland Raiders were lucky enough to get good enough play out of both Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin for them to feel confident about the quarterback spot headed into next season.”"