Louisville’s pro day wasn’t a good day for Teddy Bridgewater.
Bridgewater didn’t throw the football like the top quarterback prospect is expected to in that particular setting.
In a class where the talent of the quarterbacks was already in question, Bridgewater’s poor performance only added to the growing uncertainty regarding the game’s most important position for May’s NFL draft.
Here’s the reality, though: a pro day is a small portion of the evaluation process. Teams interested in Bridgewater won’t exactly be thrilled with his performance, but they won’t be scared away from him as a prospect based on one bad day.
What became apparent as Bridgewater’s errant and wobbly passes wafted through the air is there is no standout talent at quarterback in this year’s draft class. As a result, the quarterbacks will be rated differently based on each team’s preference and system.
Despite all of that, Bridgewater should still be considered a potential Top 10 selection. One team, in particular, that would be a good fit for him — and vice versa — is the Oakland Raiders.
“The word leaving [Louisville's] pro-day is … Bridgewater ends up with the Oakland Raiders in round one,” Draftinsider.net’s Tony Pauline wrote.
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen was in attendance at Louisville’s pro day, and the Raiders met with Bridgewater after his workout.
Now, on to this week’s mock draft…
Blake Bortles, QB UCF
2. Rams (from WASH)
Greg Robinson, OT Auburn
Jadeveon Clowney, DE South Carolina
Sammy Watkins, WR Clemson
Teddy Bridgewater, QB Louisville
Khalil Mack, LB Buffalo
Anthony Barr, LB UCLA
Johnny Manziel, QB Texas A&M
Jake Matthews, OT Texas A&M
Justin Gilbert, CB Oklahoma State
Taylor Lewan, OT Michigan
Mike Evans, WR Texas A&M
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S Alabama
Aaron Donald, DT Pittsburgh
Darqueze Dennard, CB Michigan State
Timmy Jernigan, DT Florida State
Eric Ebron, TE North Carolina
Calvin Pryor, S Louisville
Zack Martin, OT Notre Dame
Dee Ford, DE Auburn
C.J. Mosley, LB Alabama
Xavier Su’a-Filo, G UCLA
Marqise Lee, WR USC
Bradley Roby, CB Ohio State
Kony Ealy, DE Missouri
26. Browns (from IND)
Derek Carr, QB Fresno State
Kyle Fuller, CB Virginia Tech
Odell Beckham Jr., WR LSU
Louis Nix III, NT Notre Dame
Jason Verrett, CB TCU
Ryan Shazier, LB Ohio State
Brandin Cooks, WR Oregon State
*Draft order was determined by record, strength of schedule and playoff results. The slotting for the Cowboys and the Ravens was decided by a coin flip due to identical records and opponent strength of schedules.