If you are looking for promising new draft prospects, one to keep an eye on is Teddy Bridgewater. The prospective Quarterback had decided to leave The University of Louisville before his senior year in order to participate in the 2014 NFL Draft. Bridgewater is mostly known for his overwhelming star quality, an ability to play his hardest at the end of the game, and a certain poise and precision not often seen in such a young player. Bridgewater’s career has already been impressive. For any numbers of reasons, but I am going to focus on 3 things.
1. While playing at Miami Northwestern High School, Bridgewater became starting Quarterback by his sophomore year. He went on to lead his team to a 13-3 season, while completing 97 out of 160 attempts, and 16 touchdowns. By his senior year, he had achieved 2,606 passing yards and 22 touchdowns, despite an injury forcing him to miss part of the season.
2. After graduation, he went on to play for The University of Louisville, where he completed 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in only his freshman year. He was announced as the Big East Rookie of the Year at the end of the season. Despite yet another injury, Bridgewater started in 11 out of 12 games his sophomore year, and was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year, throwing 25 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Bridgewater has consistently shown improvement, and by his junior year, he threw 31 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, and was named the MVP of his final collegiate game.
3. Bridgewater has shown constant drive and growth, playing after receiving injuries, and taking the opportunities to improve. Every year, no matter the obstacles, his game has done nothing but improve. His record speaks for its self, showing nothing but a consistently upward track, and limitless amounts of determination.
While many commentators have compared him to Colts Quarterback Andrew luck, it is clear that Teddy Bridgewater is looking to forge his own name in the NFL, and his own legacy.