For months, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been talked about as a potential top pick in the 2014 Draft with his status as an underclassman who might not elect to join the professional ranks one of the only things standing in the way of a handshake with Roger Goodell.
That obstacle appears to be out of the way. Brett McMurphy of ESPN reports that Bridgewater has decided to leave college and enter the draft this year.
Once Bridgewater makes it official, the vetting process will begin. As it usually does with top quarterback prospects, that process will likely include a variety of reports that either strongly praise or strongly critique Bridgewater’s game, personality, smile and perhaps even his choice of pizza toppings.
Should Bill O’Brien and the Texans like what they see, Bridgewater will have a real chance to go No. 1 overall given the Texans’ need for a new quarterback. If they don’t, someone else might like him enough to make the Rams the other side of a trade for the second overall pick for the second time in the last three years.