Teddy Bridgewater wants to go first overall too

AP

Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles took turns pleading their cases to the Texans yesterday. Saturday, Louisville quarterback said he thought he deserved to go first overall also.

“Oh yes, no doubt, I feel that I’m the best quarterback in this draft,” Bridgewater said. “I’m a competitor.”

He won’t throw at the Combine this weekend, but will run the 40, saving the rest of his showcasing for Louisville’s pro day. He said that was because he was a bit of a perfectionist (since throwing in a perfectly controlled environment makes it easier to succeed).

Bridgewater said he’s bulked up since college, adding nine pounds to his frame already. As to the other physical concern, he downplayed his smallish hands (9 1/4 inches), saying “with my accuracy, my arm strength, my decision-making,” it won’t matter.

Bridgewater said he’s met with the owners and General Managers of the Jaguars and Raiders already, as they try to gauge the quarterbacks leftover after the top two picks.

But he’s still looking forward to talking to Texans coach Bill O’Brien, in hopes of making those meetings a moot point.