Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) gives instructions during the first quarter of the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
In the latest 2014 NFL Mock Draft from NFL SpinZone, a Fansided site, their latest mock draft has the Houston Texans selecting Teddy Bridgewater.
The Louisville quarterback is one of the favorites to be the No. 1 overall selection for the Texans with the site saying:
"“Louisville’s Bridgewater is the right combination of size (6-3), athletic ability and accuracy that we’ve seen prove successful for quarterbacks in the NFL.”"
Later in their reasoning they wrote about Bridgewater:
"“He’s a pocket passer who became more accurate in college each year, while also increasing his yards per attempt. Although he doesn’t prefer it, Bridgewater can scramble for positive yards if he needs to.”"
Finally they compare Bridgewater to Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, who is also a former first-round selection from California.
I’ve been behind Bridgewater going to the Texans since December, and I still believe it will happen.
I can see why he might not though with Jadeveon Clowney sitting there at defensive end, or with the other QB options. The Texans might just just trade down in the draft and gain two first round selections for their No. 1 overall pick.
There has also been rumors of the Texans possibly trading a second round choice to the New England Patriots for Ryan Mallett, their backup QB.
A lot is going to be said from now until the May 8th draft and it will continue to be fun to discuss.
If the draft were today though, I think the Texans would draft Bridgewater at QB for the fact they have such a great need at the QB position and he should be the safest choice with a No. 1 pick.
What are your thoughts?
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