It was the first day of the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis Friday and there was a lot of Teddy Bridgewater buzz going around.
Let’s take a look at what scout and media were saying.
-Most of the talk has been about the size of Bridgewater’s hands, that’s right I said his hands. Apparently he has small hands. Some Louisville fans probably know this, there was a lot of discussion in his three years with the Cardinals when he would wear one to two pairs of gloves. Especially when it was raining.
From 2008-13, 39 players had a hand size measuring 9.25’’ or smaller (Bridgewater: 9.25″). Only 4 avg more than 5 starts per season in NFL.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 21, 2014
Top three quarterback’s hand size from combine measurements
Johnny Manziel 9 7/8
Blake Bortles 9 3/8
Teddy Bridgewater 9 1/4
The Courier-Journal also asks the question, will Teddy’s hands hurt where he is drafted.
Johnny Football is 5’11 3/4, weighing 207 lbs. and Bortles put up monster numbers with 6’5″, 232 lbs.
-This Cleveland.com writer says Bridgewater is the most NFL ready QB and does a great job explaining why.
He is smart, showing off his football IQ by running a pro-style offense and making checks at the line of scrimmage. Unlike other QB’s in this year’s draft, Bridgewater goes through his progressions, manipulating the defense with his eyes and tossing the ball on target.
The engine of the Louisville offense the last three years is the most NFL-ready QB in the draft.
-So these things are real and I want a couple thousand of them.
Can’t figure out why no one is talking about T. Bridgewater. His tape is so efficient (compared to other ’14 QBs)… Maybe it’s too boring?
— Todd McShay (@McShay13) February 21, 2014
Chatted with Louisville wide receiver Damian Copeland here at NFL Combine. He called it “a dream come true” and vouched for Teddy at No. 1
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) February 21, 2014
There are four other former Cardinals in the combine; Calvin Pryor, Damian Copeland, Marcus Smith and Preston Brown. Here is some quick hitters of them.
Mayock calls Calvin Pryor: “a bigger, stronger Bob Sanders… flies around, hits people, a little better in box than back end”
— Ken Laird (@Ken_Laird) February 18, 2014
Miller: “I love Calvin Pryor. Plays the game the way you want guys to play. He runs down hill and hits. He’s a day 1 starter.”
— Jason Anderson (@J680Anderson) February 21, 2014
— Ross Jones (@RossJonesFOX) February 21, 2014
-No real news on Preston Brown.
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