The NFL does business on Thursday nights; this week, the Bears host the Giants. But plenty of NFL types will be paying attention to another game instead.
According to Rick Bozich of WDRB in Louisville, 26 scouts will be at Papa John’s Stadium to watch Rutgers and Louisville play. The main attraction? Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
The scouts, representing 20 different teams, include Jaguars G.M. Dave Caldwell and Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert, based on the credentials that have been issued for the game.
It doesn’t mean they’ll definitely be there, and it doesn’t mean they’ll be scouting Bridgewater.
OK, Caldwell definitely will be scouting Bridgewater.
The Steelers will at least need to evaluate Bridgewater because they may be in the unlikely position to pick him. The Steelers haven’t had a top-10 selection since 2000 (Plaxico Burress), and they haven’t chosen in the top five since the early 1970s.